hey not sure which forum to ask in

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jballa6789, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. jballa6789

    jballa6789 New Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    i would liek to say hello to the forum since i am new. my question is this: I live in virginia and i was wondering about the gun show laws. To be able tp purchase a handgun at a gunshow you just have to be 18 years old from a private seller correct?
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Check your local and state laws but it's probably 21.

  3. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

  5. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    Crpdeth and Marlin have given you some good links, so I'll just say Welcome to TFF!
  6. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.
  7. Suggest you try the state you live in - see what they say

  8. Pat Hurley

    Pat Hurley Former Guest

    Sep 30, 2006
    Naples, Florida
    Greetings! Glad you're here. Crack open an ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbon and post often.
  9. patrol

    patrol Member

    May 19, 2007
    If you buy from a private seller correct. If you buy from an FFL dealer you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun. Private sellers are not subject to BATF Regulations only thing they are required to do is to not "knowingly" sell to someone who is a minor or who couldn't legally buy a firearm otherwise. Thats the gray area and the loop hole so to speak and the reason gun control laws are a joke to begin with. You can have a handgun in your possesion as long as you aren't a felon or a minor under 18 but you cant purchase anything but a long gun from a store or FFL Dealer if you are 18-20
  10. jballa6789

    jballa6789 New Member

    Jun 8, 2007
    i went to the sgk gunshow today in fredericksburg in va and it had no private sellers. i was just wondering if anyone in va knows what shows have the private sellers.
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