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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in Louisiana.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 12 May

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in Louisiana

Louisiana law generally prohibits a juvenile (a person under 17 years of age) from knowingly possessing any handgun, and prohibits any person from selling or otherwise delivering for value any firearm to a person under age 18. Lack of knowledge of the minor's age is not a defense.

There is no minimum age to possess rifles and shotguns in Louisiana. Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…

[Editor's note: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence regularly updates its webpages with new data as US gun regulation evolves state by state. For the most up-to-date information on US gun laws, please refer to the Giffords URL below]

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