Can you buy a shotgun the day you turn 18?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by hq357, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    My cousin is planing to buy himself a shotgun for his 18th birthday so we can shoot some clay/ hunt together but his parents are not too fond of him owning one since he's barley going to be 18 so he wants to know if i can take him but i am not his guardian or parent and i work that day so can he just buy one by himself on his birthday? He has never had problems with the law. i suggested he get the mossberg 500 security/field combo or a 22lr are these good suggestions?
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Yes Sir,

    'He is allowed to purchase a shotgun or a rifle on his 18th Birthday with proof of ID and age. Just be sure he does the paperwork for the shotgun. He would have to be 21 to purchase a handgun from a store. I guess he could always keep it at your house if it is going to cause a problem at home. On the other hand if he took Dad Clay Shooting he might find the attitude could change!
    After all you can enlist in the US Military at 18!

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  3. readygirl

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    As long as you dont live in DC, Hawaii, or Illinois, he is good to go. I strongly suggest a gun safety class for both of you, and i would think twice about side-stepping his parents. Even though he is 18, still..."their house,their rules"
     
  4. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    And yea.. the mossy 500 would be great, alot of versatility there as you can add barrels/accys. Everyone should own one....so why not make it your first gun, and build your arsenal from there.......
     
  5. 25-5

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    As long as he has not translated a "no", into "not to fond of", I would suggest finding a trap/skeet range to get instruction on safety and shotgun. Make sure the instructor is certified so he can get the proper certification docs. Same deal different range if for rifle. Be safe, be careful, be safe, and have fun.
     
  6. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    Yes you can as long as you have no criminal record
     
  7. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I picked up my shotgun right after I had my cake, my dad, my brother in law, and me ran down to the armory and picked it up. Quick back round check, some cash changing hands and it was off we went to shoot the thing. All and all pretty awesome 18th bday.
     
  8. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    No 10 day waiting? What state you live in because I'm moving!
     
  9. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    You should move to texas. The land where the day you turn 18 you can buy an anti material rifle but cant buy a handgun
     
  10. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Anything has to be better than the Comifornia laws I have to deal with
     
  11. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    A 10 day waiting period on long guns is not the norm, that is used in California, DC, Hawaii has 14 i believe and possibly Connecticut, could be others. Here we have 2 days on handguns nothing on long guns.
     
  12. InDefenseofLiberty

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    Or you can come to AZ. No waiting period, no license to carry concealed if over 21. You can open carry a handgun at 18 however you can't buy ammo or a handgun(this confuses me). However, any minor child can carry when in the presence of their guardian.
    I open carry when at all possible in the AZ side of Blythe, CA. Freaks the hell out of people from CA. Most of them must think the rest of the country is as useless as CA when it comes to individual liberties.
     
  13. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    Im going start packing! Joking aside , Feinstein is going to drive us out of this state.
     
  14. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Gotta love Pennsylvania, zero waiting time for any firearms purchases and no need for license/permit
     
  15. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I spent some time in Erie,PA , and the Burg! My company was from PA. Would love to move to a state like that.
     
  16. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Born and raised in the Burgh! I love PA, most likely will live here until the day I die like the rest of my fam
     
  17. trip286

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    According to law, there is no such thing as "just barely 18" or even "just barely under 18". Example: look at sex laws.

    But, if he lives at home, sorry. In my favorite words, "my house, my rules."
    Well, on this case, "his parents house, their rules."

    He needs a definite yes or no from them, no kinda wishy washy bull **** like "well...I don't really like the idea..." Or any of that pansy shiite. Boy's 18. Bout time someone talks to him like a ****ing man.

    "yes, I think your old enough and mature enough, you have your own job, enjoy your new hobby."

    "no. You may be 18, but your a whiney little baby, immature as hell, dumb as a box of rocks, and the money you want to use is money I have you and you're supposed to be saving for college. Don't like it? GTFO."

    See? Not that hard. Maybe you can help him talk to his parents? Regardless, you wanna hear it straight from their mouths if you end up being the one to take him shopping. That's simply to protect yourself from family drama.
     
  18. zackthatsit

    zackthatsit New Member

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    Looks like I'll be moving to Arizona !!
     
  19. unclebear

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    Good ol kentucky but this was a few years ago, I don't know if they changed the laws on that since then. I know I can still buy a gun and walk out with a box of ammo and the gun the same day but that was last week, it might have changed.
     
  20. RustyShackleford101

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    I bought a Model 70 in .243 the day I turned 18. Shot my first Black Bear with that gun. I will never sell it.