Kansas Private Sale Law

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by RedLine, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. RedLine

    RedLine New Member

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    I turned 18 a while back and I am looking to purchase a handgun. I know that I can't buy one from a dealer or conceal and carry it. I am really just looking for something to keep in my home for defense and to take to the range. I know federal law states I can privately buy a handgun at 18, but I haven't been able to find out if you have to be 18 or 21 to do so in KS. Also if it is possible what kind of paper work is involved?
     
  2. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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  3. RedLine

    RedLine New Member

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    I though about calling, but I have heard sometimes they themselves are not completly educated on the issue or may not completly agree with an 18 year old owning a handgun and just tell you no. I will check out the site you provided. Everything I have found seems to apply to buying one from a dealer.
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    You can always go to a licensed dealer and I assure you they know the law.
     
  5. RedLine

    RedLine New Member

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    Very true I didn't even think of that. I'll have to stop by my local dealer tommorow after work and just ask.

    I have actually read over this a few times and find it a little unclear. I believe this addresses purchasing from a dealer. Not actually owning a handgun.
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Then I suppose the possession or sale of any firearm under 12" barrel length to anyone under 18 was not clear enough? Oh well, that is what you get when asking for legal information on the interwebz. Why not access the Kansas equivalent of the constitution at your local library and look it up? Call the Sheriff and ask what would happen if you buy a handgun face to face privately and you are later caught in possession of the handgun by one of his Deputies.
     
  7. RedLine

    RedLine New Member

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    I was not sure if that applies to dealers or private sellers or both. That was the unclear part... I am going to school to become a police officer so I do not plan on buying one if it would jeopardize that. I was just hoping that there was a way I could purchase one before I turn 21. If not I will probably just buy another rifle as I am looking to expand my collection.
     
  8. RedLine

    RedLine New Member

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    I guess it does state it us unlawful to "give" a handgun. I mussed that the first time. Damn.. Oh well I suppose I'll just have to wait.