Gun Sales To Minors

A Senate bill in committee today would change how the state’s handgun law applies to minors. Current law says that no person "shall deliver a pistol to any person under the age of 18 or to one who he has reasonable cause to believe has been convicted of a crime of violence or is a drug addict, an habitual drunkard or of unsound mind." Senate Bill 262 which is being sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur would amend the law to say that it does not apply to minors who have the consent of their parents or guardians, who are present; that they’re on property owned by the parents or have the consent of the land owner; and that the pistol is being used for hunting, trapping, target shooting, competition or firearm instruction."


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