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(A) No person under 18 years of age shall purchase or attempt to purchase a firearm.
(B) No person under 21 years of age shall purchase or attempt to purchase a handgun; provided, that this division does not apply to the purchase or attempted purchase of a handgun by a person 18 years of age or older and under 21 years of age if either of the following applies:
(1) The person is a law enforcement officer and has received firearms training approved by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council or equivalent firearms training.
(2) The person is an active or reserve member of the armed services of the United States or the Ohio National Guard, or was honorably discharged from military service in the active or reserve armed services of the United States or the Ohio National Guard, and the person has received firearms training from the armed services or the national guard or equivalent firearms training.
(C) Whoever violates division (A) above is guilty of underage purchase of a firearm, a delinquent act that would be a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law if it could be committed by an adult. Whoever violates division (B) above is guilty of underage purchase of a handgun, a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(2003 Code, § 137.08) (R.C. § 2923.211) (Rev. 2010)
Improperly furnishing firearms to a minor, felony, see R.C. § 2923.21