Now I know that if you buy a gun for someone who can't buy one themselves you could face up to 10 years in prison. My thing is that my brother-in-law wants a handgun, but can't get one himself because he is only 19. Can I legally buy him a handgun? Or does he have to wait until he turns 21? I want to buy him one so we can go shooting, but I would like it to be in his name. If I can or can't buy him a gun, please help me know why or if it is just that he isn't 21 then that is fine. Any feed back would be great, plus the laws supporting your statements. Thanks in advance.