View Full Version : Pistol-grip longarm ownership

06-01-2009, 9:41 PM
I saw this quote on Wikipedia, and I'm curious if this is true because I've never heard anything about this.


An individual 18 years of age or older may purchase a rifle or shotgun from a federally licensed dealer in any state. However in some states, such as California, the applicant may not purchase a pistol grip long gun until he or she is 21 years of age.

I know you have to be 21 to buy stripped recievers... but this isn't true is it?

06-01-2009, 9:48 PM
that quote is inaccurate or incomplete. IF the person is talking about PG-only long guns, without a shoulder stock, like a Mossberg cruiser, then nobody less than 21 can purchase it in any state from a dealer, not just CA. That is federal law in effect.

06-02-2009, 7:57 AM
Yeah, what ke6guj said.

The quote is wrong. It's federal, not state. And in these matters California actually follows federal law for the most part with few deviations.