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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Minimum Age to Purchase & Possess in West Virginia.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 31 July

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Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess in West Virginia

Any person under age 18, who is not married or otherwise emancipated, may not possess any deadly weapon. However, under certain circumstances, it is permissible for a person under age 18 to carry a deadly weapon, including a concealable firearm, when:

- The weapon is possessed on private property with the permission of the person's parent or guardian and of the owner of the property;
- The possession is pursuant to lawful hunting; or
- Traveling between sites where the person may lawfully possess such a weapon.

Federal age restrictions impose stricter limits…

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