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Thursday, April 04, 2013

S. 649: The 'Young Adult Disarmament Act'

One concern that I have not seen raised elsewhere is how this would affect young adults between the ages of 18 and 21. After one's 18th birthday, but before one's 21st, owning a handgun is legal under federal law (assuming an absence of other disqualifying factors rendering the young man or woman a "prohibited purchaser"), but, thanks to the Gun Control Act of 1968, buying one through a licensed dealer is not (and attempts to change that have not so far borne fruit). That was bad enough when there were other options for buying guns.

Under S. 649, though, all sales (with a few exceptions for immediate family) must go through a licensed dealer, who would be prohibited from proceeding with a handgun sale to a buyer under the age of 21. In other words, 20-year-olds, considered responsible enough to employ a superpower's most advanced weapons for national defense, cannot buy a handgun for their own. [More]

That's today's St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Please give it a look, and tell a friend.


Anonymous said...

So a 16 year old can legally drive an SUV, but can't own a .22 single action revolver. Raising the age for driving a motor vehicle, and strict enforcement of traffic laws, would save more lives than all gun control laws combined.