Buying a pistol


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Thinking of buying my son a pistol for his birthday, how do you do it? Don't want it to be considered a straw purchase and also he lives in Virginia. What hoops have to be jumped through or asses kissed to do this?


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Take your son to a dealer in Virginia and let him do all the paperwork and you can pay the bill.

Otherwise you will have to take Handgun Qualification License class to obtain your HQL that allows you to buy a handgun in MD. The class is not difficult, tedious for anyone familiar with firearms.
Agreed. Gift your son whatever $$ it will take to make the purchase. Go shopping and have fun, but let him bear the lesser burden and responsibility in VA, than having to jump through hoops and be infringed in MD and flirt with the whole straw purchase thing.