Can a 13 year old buy a gun legally?

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by ptbrauch, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    There's a video going around facebook showing a 13 year old boy who, unaccompanied by any adult, is able to go to a gun show and buy a .22 rifle. They show him getting denied buying beer, cigarettes, lottery tickets, and I think, porn, but show him at a gun show buying from a personal dealer. I thought all states required a person to be at least 18 and when I saw it, I thought the gun seller broke the law selling the kid the gun. Am I wrong? Is there any state where it's legal for a minor to buy a gun?
  2. davers

    davers 12 pointer

    Jul 14, 2014
    My guess is this 13 year old is a "set-up" by the anti-gun crowd. All states require a "long gun" buyer to be 18 years of age, and on handguns 21 years of age.
  3. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    You can't even buy a BB gun legal until age 18.
  4. piebald buster

    piebald buster 8 pointer

    Nov 9, 2006
    Glasgow Ky.
    I agree!
  5. Wildcat

    Wildcat 12 pointer

    Jan 7, 2002
    Ledbetter, Ky.
    It's a false set up by the anti-gun crowd.
  6. kymailman98

    kymailman98 10 pointer

    Dec 20, 2009
    Christian County
    While I'm certain this is an attempt by the anti-gunners to make the current laws look bad, do not ever doubt but what there are always some people who sell you anything, regardless of your age. Just look at all the places that get in trouble for selling liquor to teenagers, same way with cigarettes as well.
  7. Gioacchino

    Gioacchino 6 pointer

    Jan 20, 2016
    You have to be 18 to buy a knife. Ignore the video. Anti-gunners.
  8. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    Yes, it was an anti-gunners video. I just wanted to try to point out to the poster that it was illegal for the seller and he should be prosecuted. And I couldn't think of any state that would be so gun friendly as to allow a person of any age to buy a gun, but wanted to make sure that was the case.
  9. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

    Nov 24, 2003
    Palmyra, Kentucky
    Got to be 18 to a buy a gun but yet we turn 16 yo's loose with them come gun season.

    Back before KDFWR lowered the youth gun season age I remember driving myself to a WMA for the youth hunt.

    I think the numbers will back up that vehicles are more deadly than guns.
  10. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    I'm not arguing whether it should be the law or not, just if it is.
  11. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

    Dec 1, 2003
    Underground Bunker in KY
    I hunted by myself when I was 9.
  12. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

    Dec 17, 2007
    Greenup Co.
    I did it when I was a kid and nobody thought anything about it......We could drive a pickup to school with a shotgun in the gun rack........And were things worse then? How many school shootings did we have in the 60s and 70s? Something has changed and it isn't the guns!
  13. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Its a shame but we have people that will sell hard drugs to a 12 year old a 22 rifle is small potato's to some. It ends up all being about the money.
    As far as the shootings, we never had video games where you just tap a spot on a screen and everything is all better and nobody dies. Yes I do place blame on the video games for a lot of our problems.
  14. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    That's funny duster. You might as well extend the blame to Hollywood movies, music lyrics, economic disparity, social norms and injustice, gun and ammunition manufacturers, the weather (violent crime increases when the temperature does), large corporations for putting undue stress upon the populous, and so on and so forth....just as long as you don't blame the individual who willfully decides to start killing people. Smart.
    drakeshooter likes this.
  15. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boone County
    I played those games growing up, still do a little, and I haven't killed anyone in 39 years. Weird.
    drakeshooter likes this.

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