how old a person who can buy a handgun in VA?


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stevenf
October 20, 2005, 09:24 PM
Hi!
I just want to make sure, Virginia Gun law said a person should be at 18 years
of age who can buy a handgun, but Federal gun law said should be 21. if you go to a local gun store, they said "21". Is VA Gun law is useless? I ask this question because I want to sell a handgun now. some people maybe do not meet this requirement.

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Double Naught Spy
October 20, 2005, 11:52 PM
State law does not trump Federal law in this matter. Rather, an 18 year old purchasing a firearm may not break state law, but it would still break federal law.

wdlsguy
October 21, 2005, 12:32 AM
Federal law says you need to be 21 to buy a handgun from a dealer. It's silent on buying a handgun from a private party, so an 18 year old can buy a handgun from a private party in Virginia.

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