I have the funds, and the ability of purchasing a firearm. Problem is, I am only 19. I have shot all sorts of guns, and want to own something defensible.
I'm in Texas, which I know has lenient laws on shotguns and rifles, but how does one fully do this process? Just go to the store and buy one and go through background checks? I haven't bought one before. Sorry for the newfag questions.
>Just go to the store and buy one and go through background checks?
Make sure your state ID (or driver's license) is up to date. Example form 4473s are available online so you can see what paperwork you will need to fill out ahead of time.
After you fill that out at the store, they call a hotline (but I've heard that it's an online process now that's even faster) and they tell you you're good to go.
Federal Laws says 18 for rifles and shotguns, 21 to buy a handgun from a store.
It's Federally legal to own or otherwise legally acquire a handgun at the age of 18, you just can't go buy one at a store.
That said, rifles and shotguns are great
No, that's not subjective you borderline underage retard. A shotgun can be used for self-defense, hunting, target practice, general fun, SHTF larping, and even dumb stuff like turkey shoots.
Rifles are much more specialized, and get even more specialized when you realize that different calibers are designed to be better at different things.
Just get a shotgun and then suck start it, nigger.