firearm question.

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  1. dbrown1997

    dbrown1997 New Member

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    Okay i'm 14 and from illinois i was wondering if i was walking out to my friends house in the country could i put the rifle or pistol into a lock case and take it with me?
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  2. geds

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    I don't know the specific legalities in your state - I will leave that for others to answer. But, I do have concerns as to why you would want to store a gun for someone else. If the gun was used in a crime and you are storing it, you could be drug into the prosecution and be liable for aiding and abetting. Even if cleared, it could cost you and/or your parents significant legal $ to clear you.
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  4. Alpo

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    Different states have different laws, so your best bet would be to ask this question of your town's DA or State's Attorney, or whatever they call 'em in Illinois.

    I do know that, the way your phrased the question - "if I got my friend to buy a gun" - that would be a straw purchase. Someone that can legally buy a gun buying one for someone that cannot legally buy a gun. Federal felony.
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    There we go. Your second post explained it. You give him money to buy you a gun because you are not old enough to buy it yourself.

    Straw purchase. Federal felony. Both of you. When you are through serving your sentence you will never again be able to legally even touch a gun, let along own one.

    Bad, BAD idea.
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    Thats defined by the DOJ as a straw purchase, I wouldn't get involved in that mess. However a parent could give the gun to you as a gift, but I don't think that you would be able to transport it. I definitely wouldn't try it with a pistol.
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    is it legal to borrow a gun from your friend for time at the range from or shooting at a friends house?
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    how would that work?
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    and also does it have to be a parent that gifts it or anyone?
  11. Bobitis

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    I'm with Alpo.

    Were it your parents making the purchase as a gift for you, you may be in the clear. Your scenario is a clear violation.
  12. Bobitis

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    Check your local laws. None of us are competent (or foolish) enough to give out legal advice. You'll need to check yourself.

    I bought my son his 1st rifle at 16. For his graduation, I got him his 1st pistol. Both completely legal. He couldn't carry the pistol, but it was legal to own it.

    But, I'm not in Mishigan.
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    If you are wanting to go shoot your gun out on the country with your buddy. I would suggest you just pack it up (gun and ammo separate) and ask your parents to drive you out there. Walking would open all these different possibilities of problems.....legal issues, getting mugged, etc.
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    Well my Question is why dont you ask Your Parents 2 buy it 4 you?

    Tell you what if I did what your asking when I was your age (My old Man woulda kicked my Azz up one side of the street & down the other!) :D :D :D

    TALK 2 your FOLKS!!!
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    Sounds like he doesnt want to ask the folks. Am I wrong?
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