Subject to limited exceptions, federal law prohibits the possession (unlawful for a person to sell, deliver or otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is a juvenile) of a handgun or handgun ammunition by any person under the age of 18 [18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(2)].
Exceptions [18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(3)]:
Licensed Firearms Dealers
Dealers may not sell or deliver a handgun or ammunition for a handgun to any person the dealer has reasonable cause to believe is under age 21 [18 U.S.C. §§ 922(b)(1) and (c)(1)].
Unlicensed persons may not sell, deliver or otherwise transfer a handgun or handgun ammunition to any person the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under age 18. However, subject to state law, someone between the age of 18 and 21 and is not a prohibited possessor of firearms may be allowed to acquire a handgun from someone who is not a licensed dealer. Exceptions include those noted above per 18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(3). [18 U.S.C. § 922(x)(1)].
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