09-11-2005, 7:41 PM
I have been wondering for about this for a long time, and I hope someone can help me out. I am aware that one must be 18 to purchase rifle/shotgun ammunition, and 21 to purchase hangun ammunition. The problem with this is that they are often interchangeable. If someone who was under 21 went to purchase ammunition for a .22 rifle, wouldn't that law force the seller to not sell to that person? Tons of handguns are chambered in .22 LR. If the law does not apply to rimfire, then what about some lever action carbines and rifles that fire pistol rounds (specifically the .357/.44 magnum rifles)? I have seen several of these and it has bothered me for some time. I have also seen hanguns chambered in rifle cartridges (Magnum Research). Does this law also prohibit the purchse of indidividual components for handloading by someone under 21?