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Wa state..legal age for long gun ownership ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Throckmorton, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I think the legal age for long gun ownership used to be 18 years...or am I thinking of ammo purchases. ?
    is it 21 for both handguns and long guns? thanks !
     
  2. YelloEye

    YelloEye Snohomish County Member

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    As I recall purchase age is 18 for long guns, 21 for pistols, unsure about ammo.
     
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  3. wolfcreek

    wolfcreek Redmond Member

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    long gun at 14 with a hunter's safety cert the way I read RCW 9.41.042 ...
     
  4. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Possession and ownership are two different things. A long gun may only be purchased and officially owned by someone 18 or over. A minor can have possession under the criteria of RCW 9.41.042 but they do not have actual title to the item until age 18.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And most places won't sell any "handgun caliber" ammo to anyone under 21.
    So some places won't sell 22 ammo to you although it is legal to at 18