More McNair

Isn’t it unlawful for someone under the age of 21 to purchase a handgun?

And Mike Lupica is a Horse’s Ass

Update: For the record, I am aware that there is no prohibition on possessing a handgun at age 20. And that a sale could have taken place through a person to person transaction. But I’m curious to know how the police figured out she bought since she would have not gone through typical channels to obtain the gun and a trace would likely not have discovered that she did.

14 Responses to “More McNair”

  1. TD says:

    It’s unlawful for someone under 21 to buy a handgun from an FFL. To the best of my knowledge, it’s still legal for someone over 18 but under 21 to buy a handgun from a private party, state law allowing.

  2. Paul says:

    You cannot sell a hand gun to any one who does not have the permit to buy and you cannot get the permit unless you are over 21, so no, you cannot legally own a hand gun if you are under the age of 21.

    You can own and buy a long gun after you are 18.

    In this state it is illegal to sell your handgun to anyone who does not have a permit to buy or carry issued by the sheriff of the county you (the buyer) resides in. You can sell to an FFL, but that has its own attendant rules and regulation that preclude anyone 21 years or younger from having the FFL.

  3. SayUncle says:

    paul, in TN there is no ‘permit to buy’.

  4. Josh says:

    Paul, I don’t believe I had any type of permit when I bought mine.

  5. So the law makes it more difficult to purchase firearms from a licensed dealer than it does to buy them from your neighbor Billy Bob? Well that makes a whole lotta sense.

  6. nk says:

    You can buy a gun at any age if you have the money and want a gun and somebody has a gun and wants the money.

  7. Sebastian says:

    But Im curious to know how the police figured out she bought since she would have not gone through typical channels to obtain the gun and a trace would likely not have discovered that she did.

    I’m guessing it goes something like this:

    *knock* *knock*

    PD: Sir, a gun that traces to you was used in a murder last night. Could you give us some idea as to the whereabouts of the gun?

    PI: Well, yes, I bought that gun years ago, but some weeks ago I sold it to a pretty olive skinned girl.

    PD: Is this the girl sir? *showing picture*

    PI: Yeah, that’s her.

    PD: Thank you for your time.

    Of course, I’m going to bet she bought it from someone she knows, rather than a stranger.

  8. straightarrow says:

    A horse’s ass can not make such a disgusting noise as can Mike Lupica. Apologize to all horse’s asses, please. In the name of equine reputation I beseech you.

  9. countertop says:

    Fox News just reported that they learned from her brother that she purchased it 2 days ago. No info on where she purchased it from.

  10. Paul says:

    Uncle,

    the rules cited are for IA, which may be different that TN. Since we have to file with the sheriff in another state for reciprocity I had figured the sheriff rule must be pretty standard.

  11. countertop says:

    Paul

    not being an Iowa resident, but being intricately familiar with the state and its laws, I feel secure in stating – for the record – that Iowa’s laws on firearms and firearms ownership are far closer to California’s than they are to Tennessee’s or any state in the Southeast or (or other Western states).

  12. Kristopher says:

    Apparently the victim bought the shooter the pistol as a gift ( to person living in the same state ) … something that was legal to do, and a legal way for a 20 y.o. to acquire a handgun.

  13. Les Jones says:

    “So the law makes it more difficult to purchase firearms from a licensed dealer than it does to buy them from your neighbor Billy Bob?”

    Of course it’s more difficult to buy from a licensed dealer – for guns, booze, cigarettes, you name it – than from some schmo. How could it be otherwise?

    It’s still illegal to sell a gun (or booze) to a person under 21. McNair apparently gave her the gun as a gift, which is an exception created to allow parents to give guns to their children. It’s imperfect, but it’s imperfect in the way I prefer, which is to avoid turning honest citizens into criminals for passing a family heirloom down to their kids, for instance.