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Krouse, William J. 2012 ‘Age Eligibility.’ Gun Control Legislation, p. 16. Washington, DC: United States Congressional Research Service. 14 November

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Age Eligibility

Federal firearms licensees are prohibited from transferring a long gun or long gun ammunition to anyone less than 18 years of age, or a handgun or handgun ammunition to anyone less than 21 years of age(57).

Since 1994, moreover, it has been a federal offense for any unlicensed person to transfer a handgun or handgun ammunition to anyone less than 18 years-of age.

It has also been illegal for anyone under 18 years of age to possess a handgun or handgun ammunition (there are exceptions to this law related to employment, ranching, farming, target practice, and hunting)(58).

Sources cited:

57) 18 U.S.C. §922(b)(1).
58) 18 U.S.C. §922(x).

[18 U.S.C. = Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended]

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