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Do you have to be 23 to buy a hand gun?

My neighbor told me that you can buy shot guns and stuff(like for hunting) when you are 18 but you can't get a hand gun untill you are 23. Is that a state thing? Everywhere? Is it even true?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • I'm guessing that's a state thing. I always thought it was 21 for the whole country. But I know for a fact it is 21 in KY, because my hubby bought 2 handguns when he was 21.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 5:19 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • I thought it was 21. Never heard 23.

    Answer by feesharose at 5:34 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Each state seems to have their own laws and there are different stipulations between having a concealed weapon permit or just a permit to own a gun so you need to read what is applicable for your state.

    This site might be able to help you... 


    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 5:34 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

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