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Handgun buying question.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by .45's and .38's, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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  2. inheritor

    inheritor burlington illinois Member

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    this might not help you but its my understanding that federal law states you can buy small calliber rifles at the age of 18 but you must be 21 to purchase any handgun.please dont quote me as i could be wrong
     
  3. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Well, what your saying is I just cant buy from a FFL dealer until 21. what about, privately...
     
  4. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I double checked this before I posted and federal law requires a person to be the age of21 before they can lawfully purchase a handgun from a FFL or a private party.
     
  5. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    No it doesn't. You have to be 21 to buy from an FFL, 18 in Oregon to buy from a private party. FFL's, since federally regulated, may only sell to those over 21. As long as you are over 18 inOregon you can buy from a non-ffl. It is hard convincing people though even with the laws there. People are just so ingrained with it being 21.
     
  6. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    Go to the ATF website and carefully read the FAQ's and go read the pertinent ORS. It does take a little reading, but not too much.
     
  7. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected:thumbup:
     
  8. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    Agreed to the above posts. Private party is fine if at least 18. I to am under 21 so I know what you mean when it comes to convincing people that it's legal. The bummer is that you can legally buy the gun but not the ammo. :( From a store anyways.
     
  9. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    Great, thanks for the answer.
     
  10. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Should be the same in WA. When I was 19, I did a delivery route for a pharmacy, sometimes delivered to the bad parts of town. A buddy who was over 21 gave (gifted) me a pistol. I got pulled over one time on the weekend. I had the gun in a case, not loaded, and the WA trooper said I was legal to own it. You just can't buy one, it had to be gifted, but still legal to posess. I bought 9mm ammo all the time, I don't remeber getting carded for it.... Maybe they should have carded me, but they didn't.