One of the demands for increased gun control from the screeching crowd is to raise the minimum age to purchase and/or own a firearm to 21. This, presumably will make us safer. But why exactly?
Let's examine further. Raising the age to 21 would suggest that those under 21 are not mature enough to responsibly own a gun. But, the ones supposedly demanding this change are high school age kids?
Hmmm... So what they're saying here is basically, "We're too immature to own guns, but we're mature enough to shape public policy on guns."
Some are even calling for the voting age to be lowered to 16- because these kids are "so wise and should have a voice".
Does this glaring chasm in logic bother anyone else?
Under 21- responsible enough to-
- Vote at 16.
- Drive at 16.
- Live on your own at 18 (or less if you have emancipated minor status).
- Enter into legally binding contracts.
- Get married.
- Serve in the military at 18 and be trusted with full auto rifles (real assault rifles), tanks, grenade launchers, etc.
But not responsible enough to-
- Own a rifle, shotgun, or pistol.
- Have a beer.
- Smoke a joint (if legal in your state).
Of course the Democrats are all for this. Anything for more Dem votes, damn the social cost.