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

Discussion in 'Legal' started by stevenf, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. stevenf

    stevenf Member

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    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.
     
  2. Double Naught Spy

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    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.
     
  3. wdlsguy

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    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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