Underage Posession of Firearms


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Holloman
June 17, 2008, 12:27 AM
For starters, I am 19 years old as of 22 minutes ago.

I own more than a few long guns, and am usually pretty well versed in gun laws, but it occurred to me that I am unaware of the laws concerning ownership of a handgun my a minor. (an under 21, over 18 type of minor) I am aware that I can't carry it, but is it legal for me to simply own a handgun, or use it on private property? I am also aware that i can't BUY one from a dealer, but can I posess it? Also, is it legal to purchase a handgun from a private citizen instead of a dealer? I am really wanting to add a 1911 to my stash. I am a Georgia resident, if that information is relevant.

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H088
June 17, 2008, 12:30 AM
In my state I believe you can have a handgun at 18 but you can't own it.

IE somone between 18 and 21 could go to the range by themselves and even open carry, but they need permission from the owner, so you could just take a piece of paper that states the person who owns the gun is giving you permission to use it.

Holloman
June 17, 2008, 12:35 AM
God, gun laws are ridiculous...

Solo Flyer
June 17, 2008, 01:04 AM
Here are some answers,Holloman.Now we need to find out for sure.Georgians or someone will have the sure answer.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080608155718AAazN62

Holloman
June 17, 2008, 01:07 AM
Sounds good. Now, to talk mom into buying my a 1911! (which I'll be taking home, unloaded and locked, of course. Thanks for the info!

freakshow10mm
June 17, 2008, 01:17 AM
Or find a private party that will sell to you direct. I've sold handguns to an 18-20yo before. When I get my FFL, that will change, even for personal firearms.

Solo Flyer
June 17, 2008, 01:21 AM
Here is the info you need from Georgia's premier gun group.Looks good for you.And at 21 you can apply for your concealed carry license in Georgia.
http://www.georgiapacking.org/law.php
http://www.opencarry.org

No statutory limits on open carry per their website.

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