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RonPaul2012 07-19-2012 09:58 PM

In the State of Arkansas, can I buy a handgun at 18?
 
The Law, as does in many other states, states that you must be 21 in order to buy a handgun from a licensed dealer, but makes no mention from private transactions. It does, however, say that in order to purchase a gun (from a licensed dealer or not), you must be 18. So my thinking, as is many people's, is that you only have to be 18 in order to have a transfer of ownership if done privately. What d'y'all think?

mountainman13 07-19-2012 10:07 PM

You should check with your local laws. I am not from your state but am pretty sure you can't have a handgun until you are 21. Again check your local laws.

RonPaul2012 07-19-2012 10:10 PM

Well, that's all the local laws say lol. They say it's legal to own a gun only if you're 18 and they say you can buy from a licensed handgun dealer at 21. They don't mention private handgun transactions at 18yrs of age.

mountainman13 07-19-2012 10:18 PM

You cannot carry a handgun until you are 21.

Steenkamp 07-19-2012 10:28 PM

My undersatanding is the same as mountainman13, most states you can not own a handgun if you are under 21. We have had our friends/family shoot handguns with us on our property that were under 21, but they were with the owner of the handgun. Definatly check local laws.. i will not sell a handgun to anyone under 21.

orangello 07-19-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mountainman13 (Post 875216)
You cannot carry a handgun until you are 21.

You can in MS, at your house or in your car or your business (must be 18+).

I would check with a local.

mountainman13 07-19-2012 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangello

You can in MS, at your house or in your car or your business (must be 18+).

I would check with a local.

Just to clarify I don't consider that carrying. I believe the law is the same in your state but you need to verify.

orangello 07-19-2012 10:39 PM

http://gun.laws.com/state-gun-laws/arkansas-gun-laws

This site appears to agree with you on the "18 for private purchase" deal (which is the minimum required by ATF, i believe).

Vikingdad 07-20-2012 01:06 AM

minors can legally possess a handgun, they just cannot purchase one or "own" one. If a parent buys a gun for their child that is legal.

RonPaul2012 07-20-2012 01:07 AM

Well, as I assume y'all imagine, Arkansas is very lenient (although it should be more lenient) on guns. I'm 17 and went to the firing range with my .40 S&W the other day and all I had to do was sign a waiver (didn't even need my parents to sign).


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