GUN Build up AR or buy pistol

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Handgun or AR15

  1. Handgun

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  2. AR15

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  1. mds2004

    mds2004 OT Supporter

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    Well right now I have a stripped lower for my AR15. I was ready to build it but suddenly got the urge for a pistol. My only guns consist of an old .22, Savage .17hmr, and a Mosin Nagant M38.

    I am thinking of waiting to see how California rules out these AR15s because I dont really wanna mess with the fixed magazines right now. However I am 19 years old so I could not purchase the handgun directly. I would have to give my father the money to buy it. I would then get the Handgun Safety Certificate and then have my father transfer the gun to me. That is the only way I can legally own a handgun being younger than 21. For the handgun I would get whatever fits my hand best and what I like, prolly around $700 at most.

    Which would you do OT?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'de probably go with the handgun, and pray they rule in your favor on the AR law.
     
  3. twofourtysx

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  4. Sloi

    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Well, firing a nice handgun always puts a smile on your face... then again, so does an AR. Damn, tough choice: good luck with that :)

    Either way, you'll be a happy camper.
     
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    shit i voted AR before i saw you were in california

    nevermind, get a handgun
     
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    handgun
     
  7. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    Ya, except that isn't legal.
     
  8. jonny427

    jonny427 Scooby Doo OT Supporter

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    Was thinking the same thing... unless it stays in your dad's name and he just gives it to you.
     
  9. mds2004

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    This was quoted from another forum and I was also have to get the HSC.
     
  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Its only a straw purchase if he himself cannot legally own a firearm. You can recieve one as a gift as long as its legal for you to own it.
     
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    I would change my vote to AR. We need to get these things built so others get intersted and we get as many of these lowers as we can into the state
     
  12. striker754

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    Its not a gift. He is paying his dad for it. It is illegal. When you get a gift from someone, you do not pay them for it.
     
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    As the others have said what you're suggesting isn't legal. If the clerk at the gun store knows this is the plan they probably won't sell. Now if you ask me, if you're old enough to register for the draft and go to trial as an adult, you're old enough to own a handgun. But remember, its a gift.
     
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    sigh... its legal to do this, whether its a gift or not. and he can own it legally under his own name. was confirmed on calguns.net end of story!
     
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  16. striker754

    striker754 Chillin

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    NO it is not legal to give someone else money to purchase a gun for you that you cannot obtain.

    Straight off the ATF website: http://www.atf.gov/firearms/ffrrg/theater/toon4.html

    "It appears Bobby is under 21, therefore it is against federal law to sell Bobby a handgun."

    You are unable to legally obtain a handgun from an FFL. You are providing someone else with money. You are making a straw purchase. You do not give someone money for them to give you a gift.

    I mean maybe they will never figure it out, but what you are doing is illegal.
     

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