GUN Texas, it is illegal for under 21 to buy a handgun.

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  1. Westside

    Westside New Member

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    But it is legal if you are GIVEN one. I am 19, does this mean I could get a CHL and leave the gun in my car if I was first given the handgun, took the CHL class, and then properly followed all laws? Just trying to get my laws straight, any help is appreciated. Thanks

    PS - Google didn't help me :( :sadwavey:
     
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    i thought you had to be 21 to get a permit too. :hs:
     
  3. Pimp Cat

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    i thought you had to be 21 to get a hand gun anywhere
     
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    you do. even police have to be 21 to carry handguns.
     
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    Thanks for the replies :)
     
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    Learn something new everyday
     
  7. Scaramanga

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    In TN you can't buy one until you are 21, but it's legal to shoot/"transport" one when you are 18.
     
  8. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I don't know of a state that will issue a CHL to anyone under 21, but you might check out www.packing.org for more info on your state.
     
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    no, police can get their issue weapons at less than 21. my county's requirements for police employment are 20 years of age. the military requires only 18 years of age.
     
  10. sushibug

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    it the same for CA i believe.
     
  11. mrbill

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    The San Antonio Pd will let you enter the academy at 20 and 1/2 so long as you are 21 when you graduate so that you can carry a pistol. GA(and god love it, it's my home state) may be diff, but I know in TX and Cali, that is the way! (at least it was when I was in Cali and last time I checked in TX)
     
  12. Nacho

    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    in KY, my friend that works @ a gun store (and is an ex-police officer), said that my 20 year old business partner can't BUY a pistol, but he could be GIVEN one. However, he can't get a permit to carry concealed it until he's 21.
     
  13. Yeah, in Michigan, you can buy one privately (used) at 18 too, just like you said. So, somebody can go to the store, buy a new one, and sell it right to you. New, "used", gun.
     
  14. GlocksRock

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    "straw purchase" = illegal.
     
  15. aloe

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    in TX it is legal to buy a handgun at 18 as long as it isn't from a dealer (meaning it has to be a C2C sale). i don't know about the permit law though. sorry
     

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