WOW! Good post and good info here. Thanks.
This is a discussion on Mississippi Honors All - - - Min Age for Possession/Transport within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Mississippi changed their law and beginning 7/1/12 they would honor all other states permit/licenses to carry. It took them until the week of Oct. 7-13 ...
Mississippi changed their law and beginning 7/1/12 they would honor all other states permit/licenses to carry. It took them until the week of Oct. 7-13 to finally post that they would honor all other states on their website. Firearms Permits FAQs | Mississippi Department of Public Safety
There were people inside the MS DPS fighting this change and until this week they were not stating that on their website. The NRA deserves all the credit for finally straightening them out and getting them to post the new law.
Handgunlaw.us over the years has gotten many questions from those between 18 and 21 asking if they can possess and transport a firearm. Many states don’t issue permit/licenses to those under 21. I am in the process of gathering this info for every state. My research has conflicts with other groups who have put out similar types of information. Most others who put out this info just put the age and don’t give info/references or where this is located in state law. It will be sometime before I add this info to each states page and asking your assistance to check out your state below and give me feedback on what I have listed. If you believe I am incorrect in my research please drop me an email at email@example.com and let me know. Please give me references if at all possible. This will not answer all questions about this subject but this info will give people a starting place for their own research. This info will be added to the “RV/Car Carry Without a Permit/License” section on each states page at Handgunlaw.us In some states that are very restrictive there will be more than just the age and Statute listed.
I do hope the formatting of the below info is retained when I post this.
Alabama 18 13A-11-57
Alaska 16 AS 11.61.220
Arizona 18 Y/O 13-3109
Arkansas 18 Y/O Title 5 Chapter 73 Subtitle 6 5-73-109
California 18 Y/O Penal Code §§ 29610 & §§ 29615
Colorado 18 Y/O 18-12-108.5 & 18-12-108.7
Connecticut 21 Y/O Title 29, Chapter 529, Sec. 29-34. & 29-36f
Delaware 18 Y/O Title 11, Chapter 5 Subchapter VII, Subpart A, § 1445
District Of Columbia 21 Y/O Title 7. Subtitle J. Public Safety. Chapter 25. Firearms Control. Unit A. Firearms Control Regulations, Subchapter II firearms and Destructive Devices § 7-2502.03.
Florida 18 Y/O 790.17
Georgia 18 Y/O § 16-11-132
Guam 18 Y/O Guam Code 60108 & 60106. & 60114
Hawaii 21 Y/O §134-2
Idaho 18 Y/O 18-3302A
Illinois 18 Y/O 430 ILCS 65/4 Must have a FOID Card. If under 21 must have written consent of his or her parent or legal guardian to obtain FOID Card.
Indiana 18 Y/O IC 35-47-2-7
Iowa 21 Y/O Title XVI Subtitle I 724.22
Kansas 18 Y/O 21-6301.
Kentucky 18 Y/O Title L KY Penal Code, 527.100
Louisiana 17 Y/O RS 14:95.8
Maine 18 Y/O Title 17A, Part 2, Chapter 23 §554-B
Maryland 21 Y/O Public Safety, Title 5 Firearms, Subtitle I, § 5-133
Massachusetts 21 Y/O Part I, Title XX, Chapter 140, Section 130 You must possess a FID (Firearms Identification Card) to possess a handgun.
Michigan 18 Y/O 750.234f
Minnesota 18 Y/O Minn. Stat. § 624.713
Mississippi 18 Y/O § 97-37-14
Missouri 18 Y/O 571.060 & 571.080
Montana 18 Y/O 45-8-321
Nebraska 18 Y/O 28-1204
Nevada 18 Y/O NRS 202.310
New Hampshire 18 Y/O Title 12, Chapter 159, 159:12
New Jersey 21 Y/O 2C:58-6.1
New Mexico 19 Y/O 30-7-2.2.
New York 21 Y/O Penal Code, Part 4 title W, § 400.00
North Carolina 18 Y/O § 14 269.7
North Dakota 18 Y/O 62.1-02-01
Ohio 21 Y/O 2923.21 & 2923.211
Oklahoma 18 Y/O 21-1273
Oregon 18 Y/O 166.470
Pennsylvania 18 Y/O Title 18 § 6110.1.
Puerto Rico 21 Y/O Title 25. Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A, Subchapter 5, 458a And Title 25, Subtitle 1, Part V, Chapter 51A, Subchapter 2, § 456a
Rhode Island 18 Y/O § 11-47-33
South Carolina 18 Y/O Section 16-23-30
South Dakota 18 Y/O 23-7-46
Tennessee 18 Y/O 39-17-1319
Texas 18 Y/O Title 10 Sec. 46.06
Utah 18 Y/O 76-10-509.
Vermont 16 Y/O Title 13, Chapter 85, § 4007 and § 4008
Virgin Islands 21 Y/O Title 14 Chapter 113 § 455. Must have License to purchase/possess/transport and to buy ammunition in the VI.
Virginia 18 Y/O § 18.2-308.7
Washington 18 Y/O RCW 9.41.042
West Virginia 18 Y/O §61-7-8
Wisconsin 18 Y/O 948.60
Wyoming 18 Y/O 6-8-104.
Thanks for the update Gary. You guys do great work.
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This is what my research has come up with. Like I stated there are other groups out there stating ages different than what I have for some states. That is why I ask for input from those in the Firearms community. This is subject to change if I get more information. But to the best of my knowledge the above is correct. Again some states have restrictions like MA you have to have a FID card to possess/transport a firearm. Same in IL as you need to have a FOID card.
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Updating the Washington State Reference with this
21 Y/O RCW 9.41.042 RCW 9.41.060 RCW 9.61.240