I know that you cant purchase a handgun between the age of 18 and 21 from an FFL. I know that you CAN purchase a handgun from a private individual between the ages of 18 and 21. I know that possession of a handgun is legal if you are at least 18. Am I right so far? I understand the concept of a Straw purchase. Its illegal to give your buddy 500 bucks and say "Go buy me a Glock 17." However, I understand that a legal parent or gaurdian can legally give you a handgun if you are at least 18 (possibly 14 but thats an entirely different arguement and completely irrelevent). So, assuming you are between 18 and 21, would it be considered a straw purchase if you gave your legal parent the money and they bought you the handgun as a gift?