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How many days must a person wait to take possession of a handgun after being approved for purchase?


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2009-02-17 03:57:08
2009-02-17 03:57:08

21 The answer is, it depends on where you are. In some states, you can leave immediately with the handgun (as long as it's not a class 3 item). Here in Tennessee, you can sometimes go into a gun store and be gone in 20 or 30 minutes with gun in hand. They perform a TBI background check, but it normally only takes a few minutes.

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Federal law says you must be 21 to purchase a handgun from a dealer. SOME states may permit a person between 18 and 21 to purchase a handgun from a private seller that is NOT a licensed dealer. This varies from state to state- most do not, but check the law in YOUR state- and check the state law for POSSESSION of a handgun by a person under 21.

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No they are not, cause that is concurrent possession.

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As long as it takes to investigate and gather enough evidence to support the charge.

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Yes, in the U.S. you must be 21 to purchase or own a handgun, but someone under 21 can possess a handgun, at least in most states, as long as the person is engaged in a legal activity and is in legal possession of the gun (has permission to have it). Most, if not all shooting organizations have junior divisions and/or allow minors to participate.

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If Arizona law allows someone under 21 to own a gun, they have to recieve it as a give or purchase it from an individual. Federal law requires a person to be 21 to purchase a handgun from a dealer.


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