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  • kenpoace

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    Jan 17, 2013
    saw an ad for the browning bar hog stalker and said must be 21 yrs old to purchase

    I thought you could buy a rifle in texas when you are 18 yrs old?????


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    Oct 4, 2013
    Gunz are icky.
    Heard something similar from Academy Sports.

    21yrs old to purchase semi auto EBR's. 18yrs old can purchase Fudd rifles.

    Store policy. NOT law.


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    Jan 19, 2010
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    18 to own a rifle or handgun.

    Must be 21 to purchase a handgun or 18 for a rifle from an FFL.

    Nothing in Texas law other than not being a minor in possession of a firearm.

    Stores like Acadamy sometimes places in house rules on who they sell to.


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    Jan 11, 2014
    As a general rule I tend to stay away from Academy for firearms-related things. Nothing to do with store policy or anything, just prefer to go to other places.


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    Jan 17, 2013
    we take an above and beyond the law standing when it comes to particular firearms simply because as a very vocal pro firearms rights voice, Mr Carter has been an easy target for those opposing those all important rights. Frankly this way no way can even think of using modern sporting rifles and the fact we sell & love them against us in any way.


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    Jan 24, 2011
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    18 y/o for a rifle or shotgun. Not state law -- Federal dictate.

    Firearms sales ought to be left to the States. Nothing in the Constitution gives the Federal Government the power to regulate gun sales within the States.

    10th Amendment + 2nd Amendment.
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