• Minnesota law restricts juveniles under 18 from possessing handguns or assault weapons without parental permission or authorized supervision. There are no restrictions on juveniles possessing rifles or shotguns. Of course, a zealous prosecutor could try charging you with child endangerment, but you would probably win that case.
  • Depends on the state.
  • I live in Florida, and take my 9 year old daughter to the gun range here, and let her shoot my .22. I see kids going in all the time with their parents to shoot.
  • um im sorry but Y would you let a 5 year old near a gun? Yea let see how fast he can hurt himself
  • I don't think so. I have taken my daughter tothe shooting range with me before and had her shoot a pistol. I think so long as they have the adult supervision.
  • If there isn't there damn well ought to be.
  • I grew up in Minnesota, and as I recall, rifles and shotguns are permitted to be used under supervision under the age of 16, purchase is allowed over the age of 16. Handguns on the other hand (no pun intended), we were required to attend a one day class before legally using one. Purchase of a handgun, I think you have to be over 18 and submit to a waiting period. I would recommend safety training regardless of age.

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