My question involves civil rights in the State of: Wyoming
I was reading through the Wyoming State statutes, and i noticed that there were laws prohibiting the sale of a handgun to anybody under 21, but not the possession.
I was also reading the Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide, posted on the ATF website, and found that it only prohibits the transfer of a handgun to a juvenile, which has been defined as a person under the age of 18.
Wyoming also has no laws prohibiting the open carrying of handguns. They do however, prohibit concealed carry unless you have a permit.
I am only 18, and my friend, who is 22, has expressed a desire to purchase me a handgun as a Christmas gift.
So i have 2 questions:
1) If my friend purchases the handgun, then gifts it to me, is it legal for me to own the handgun, provided that no money has been exchanged between myself and him?
2) Can I carry said handgun in public places, excluding state and federal buildings, as long as it is not concealed in any fashion?