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      Legal Carrying under 21?

      I've scoured the internet, but I am unable to come up with a definite answer... I'm 19 so I am not old enough to get a CCW. My brother is 31 and carries his Sig P6 without aCCW OWB so it is visible. I am from VA where he also is from. I was wondering if carrying openly is legal? If there is already a thread related you can lock this and post a link that would be appreciated. I was just wondering if anyone knew a sure answer. thankyou for the help in advance.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bruce333 View Post

      I'm going to expound on Bruce a bit here.

      What is the legal age to purchase or possess a firearm?
      A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To purchase a handgun from a licensed firearms dealer, you must be at least 21 years of age, pursuant to federal law. For statutory regulations concerning underage persons possessing firearms, refer to Virginia Code §18.2-308.7, possession or transportation of certain firearms by persons under the age of eighteen.


      Seems pretty straightforward. wait 2 years.

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      Quote Originally Posted by niadhf View Post
      I'm going to expound on Bruce a bit here.

      What is the legal age to purchase or possess a firearm?
      A person must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a rifle or shotgun. To purchase a handgun from a licensed firearms dealer, you must be at least 21 years of age, pursuant to federal law.
      per federal law it is legal for adults aged 18-20 to buy handguns privately, or recieve them as gifts, unless State law prohibits it. If it isn't listed as illegal in VA Statutes, it is legal.

      For statutory regulations concerning underage persons possessing firearms, refer to Virginia Code §18.2-308.7, possession or transportation of certain firearms by persons under the age of eighteen.
      and this doesn't even apply 'cause he's over 18
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      Ok that is the most helpful... The link. Thank you.

      I wasn't trying to cause any controversy or question any existing laws, I was just curious as to what it actually was.

      Anyway, I guess get a shotgun for home defense now, and a pistol in two years...

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      Quote Originally Posted by bruce333 View Post
      per federal law it is legal for adults aged 18-20 to buy handguns privately, or recieve them as gifts, unless State law prohibits it. If it isn't listed as illegal in VA Statutes, it is legal.

      and this doesn't even apply 'cause he's over 18
      YOu're right bruce. SOrry. Here in NY the ability to buy handguns from a private sale is not an option (as pistol purchases must be approved by the judge of home county) so that part i just don't see lol.

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