Good morning VGT crowd. A VA resident 19 years old replied to a FS/FT ad I posted for a handgun. Haven't met with said individual yet, but he claims he has a current, valid VA drivers license and is willing to undergo a background check for a P2P transfer of the handgun.
However, VA FFLs can't sell a handgun to anyone under 21 years of age. I've used FFLs in the past to transfer a firearm, but it's my understanding that they effectively take possession of the firearm subject to the transfer, so since the prospective buyer isn't 21 I don't know if the FFL could perform the service in this instance.
In researching the legality of this proposed transaction I found an article by John Pierce Esq (an active contributing member on this forum), and in his legal analysis a P2P sale of a handgun to someone older than 18 but not yet 21 is legal.
That article was written in 2014 though and I'm not a legal professional so I don't know if anything has changed since then. Guidance from the collective would be most welcome and appreciated ! I'd like to complete the transaction, but I also very much like not being a criminal. Thanks.
Wish List items:
2x G20 magazines
Threaded G20 barrel
1911-specific gunsmithing tools