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under 21 with a handgun

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by VWguy69, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. VWguy69

    VWguy69 Forest Grove, oryGUN New Member

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    is it legal to sell (or trade) someone a handgun that is over 18 and under 21? The person I'm talking about is offering another handgun in trade.
     
  2. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    Yes; private party ftf, both residents of OR (for example) and not a felon.
     
  3. sinco54

    sinco54 Portland OR Member

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    Law states that you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun. 18 to posses/own one.. so If you read it how its written, yes, its illegal. not much of a grey area if ya ask me.
     
  4. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    In the eyes of the law is a 'trade' considered a form of 'purchase'? In my opinion it wouldn't be but I'm not the law. I just suffer from the law:)
     
  5. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I think the law says that you must be 21 to buy from an ffl. I got into this once when I was younger.
     
  6. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    I would recomend that you waited a couple years before engaging in any transaction with a person under 21. I can see both sides of it but if your wrong you broke the law and could be brought up on charges.
     
  7. VinnieBoomBah

    VinnieBoomBah Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    Oh, does it now? Can you show me were it states that?
     
  8. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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  9. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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  10. .45's and .38's

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

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    It is legal. You just can't buy from a FFL until 21. You can

    trade
    gift
    sell.

    1 Last time. Not from a FFL until 21.

    I can trade rifle for handgun.
    handgun for handgun
    get gifted
    Ask to legally buy your's for cash at 18.
    Ive done all those deals except buy for cash.
    If it wasnt legal I wouldn't dare own them. Ive done my homework many times.

    There is a lot of people that know this law.

    Sheriff
    other members
    OFF for example...........Instead of asking the forum's even though they have great info. They's guy's know their bubblegum. LOL
     
  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't bet my freedom on a 'general consensus'. I just don't look good in stripes

    Yes, but those orange jump suits are quite fetching. :laugh:
     
  12. .45's and .38's

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

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    You can privately buy a handgun at the minimum age of 18. Ive done deal's with member's on here that have huge trade ratings. They have over 500 posts. These guys wouldn't risk their freedom over a firearm. Neither would I.
     
  13. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    This is why its good practice to learn to navigate legal libraries.

    Here is the relevant ORS;


    and the relevant federal regulation;

    Both of these define an illegal transfer of a handgun as being to someone under 18, not 21

    --Please note that 18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(1) applies to dealers only
     
  14. .45's and .38's

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

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    Exactly. 18 is the MINIMUM age to own a handgun.

    Thanks physics for the ORS. Good info to learn. I say make this a sticky. With the definate answer being YES IT IS LEGAL.
     
  15. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Correct, but the OP was asking about selling a firearm to a minor, not a minor buying one.

    I think the OP was just checking to make sure that there wasn't some backwards law that prohibited it.
     
  16. bearingman

    bearingman Tualatin Member

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    I think if everyone had read the original post, this whole thread would have only been 2 posts. He only asked if he could trade a handgun (sell) for a rifle(buy). Seems this would be legal -- private or FFL.
     
  17. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    yeh my dad gave me his .380 colt when I was 18, It would be totally lame if it was illegal
     
  18. sinco54

    sinco54 Portland OR Member

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    --Please note that 18 U.S.C. § 922(b)(1) applies to dealers only[/QUOTE]

    Am I reading the federal one wrong then? cause the way Im reading it its sayin under 21, no hand gun. shot gun/riflr or ammo ok..

    " and prohibits selling
    or delivering a firearm other than a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition other than
    for a shotgun or rifle, to any person under 21" :confused:
     
  19. jordanka16

    jordanka16 Albany, OR Active Member

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  20. sinco54

    sinco54 Portland OR Member

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    Ive read it a thousand times..

    Federal law:: Under 18, transfer NO firearm.// the NO here stands for all guns

    Under 21:: Transfer NO firearm EXCEPT rifle or shot gun or ammo for rifle or shotgun. // the "NO" Here stands for hand guns

    My grey area here is does this apply for FFL and Private or just FFL??