Staged age restriction change?


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Isaac-1
January 13, 2013, 10:46 AM
There is a lot of talk of comprimise now, but I have a different question for you. Would you support a change in minimum age to buy any semi-auto up to 21 (handgun, rifle or shotgun), if at the same time we were to lower the age to 16 or 17 (say same age as drivers license in any given state) for purchase of select firearms, say any single shot, or perhaps sinlge shot with caliber restriction?

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brboyer
January 13, 2013, 11:14 AM
NO!

No Compromise, No Concession, "Shall Not Be Infringed".

GI_Jared
January 13, 2013, 11:24 AM
No way! If our government can give a machine gun to an 18 year old and send them to war, then an 18 year old should be able to buy whatever kind of firearm they want.

This image kind of sums it up.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/309658_4412361259998_1890714313_n.jpg

Sam1911
January 13, 2013, 11:25 AM
Not a chance. I would be in favor of removing the 21-to-buy-a-pistol (from a dealer) law, though. That would be good.

And remember, in many states there is already no minimum age limit to own a shotgun or rifle, so what you're proposing is not exactly a "compromise." More just another case of us giving up something good in exchange for nothing.

Waywatcher
January 13, 2013, 11:27 AM
The part of the brain responsible for moderating emotions, impulses, weighing consequences, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, etc., is not fully developed in a human until about age 25.

http://www.hhs.gov/opa/familylife/tech_assistance/etraining/adolescent_brain/Development/prefrontal_cortex/

Stumpknocker
January 13, 2013, 11:29 AM
What in the world would these staged restrictions accomplish? I can't see any merit to such a law for either side.

xfyrfiter
January 13, 2013, 11:35 AM
There are a whole bunch of men and women from the ages of 17 to 97, who would beg to differ, as they were handed a gun, and with minimul training, told to go kill your country's enemies.

c4v3man
January 13, 2013, 01:44 PM
The part of the brain responsible for moderating emotions, impulses, weighing consequences, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, etc., is not fully developed in a human until about age 25.

I agree, I think this makes a wonderful case for why people under the age of 25 shouldn't be allowed to vote.

If you're old enough to
a. Go to war
b. Determine the direction of our country (vote)
c. Get married/make other adult decisions
d. Purchase fertilizer/gasoline/other "weapons of mass destruction"

Then you're old enough to own a marginally more effective firearm than a bolt rifle.

What were we talking about again?

Inebriated
January 13, 2013, 01:54 PM
What would that solve? How many crimes are committed by people under 21 with legally-owned (by them) semi-auto firearms?

MachIVshooter
January 13, 2013, 01:58 PM
NO NO NO!

There is currently no minimum age for long guns, so this would be stricter laws all around.

Coop45
January 13, 2013, 01:58 PM
The part of the brain responsible for moderating emotions, impulses, weighing consequences, inhibiting inappropriate behavior, etc., is not fully developed in a human until about age 25.

http://www.hhs.gov/opa/familylife/tech_assistance/etraining/adolescent_brain/Development/prefrontal_cortex/
My DI would disagree.

Buck Kramer
January 13, 2013, 03:16 PM
A gun, is a gun, is a gun. Stop applying arbitrary numbers to things.

TRX
January 13, 2013, 03:50 PM
Well, if you're going to deny someone their Constitutional rights until they're 25, it would only be fair to exempt them from the draft, and income tax, too...

22-rimfire
January 13, 2013, 03:52 PM
I would favor a staged reduction in the age requirements. Does that answer your question?

jimmyraythomason
January 13, 2013, 03:58 PM
NO!

No Compromise, No Concession, "Shall Not Be Infringed".
Answered. Next question.....

Justin
January 13, 2013, 04:02 PM
Instead of wasting time posting threads on gun forums about fanciful ways to incrementally give up our rights, maybe it would be better to call/write/email/fax/carrier pigeon a message to your elected representatives stating that you do not support any further restrictions on the rights of law-abiding US citizens.

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