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house Bill H.R. 5090

Raising the Age Limit to Buy Semi-Automatic Rifles From 18 to 21

Argument in favor

No teenager should be able to buy an assault rifle. Handgun purchases are banned until an individual reaches 21 years old, and that should be true for semi-automatic rifles as well. This will reduce gun violence.

margarreedrn's Opinion
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03/02/2018
I don't understand why right now a handgun can't be purchased before 21 but a semi-automatic rifle can be? Seems like a semi-automatic rifle can kill more people. I know people against this will just say it's another infringement on their right to own firearms and the 2nd amendment, but guns are just too dangerous NOT to have strict regulations. You still have the right to own and fire a gun, no one is trying to take your guns away from you, we're simply trying to make it harder to buy a gun especially for people who should not have them in the first place.
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Chuck's Opinion
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03/02/2018
Any weapons should require 21 years as the age limit
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Joe 's Opinion
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03/02/2018
If you can’t drink a beer till you are 21 then you shouldn’t be able to get a gun until then.
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Argument opposed

The age when the law recognizes a person as an adult who can vote or serve in the military is 18. Adults should be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights and buy a semi-automatic rifle for their self defense.

Brent's Opinion
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03/02/2018
Since 21 is the new 18, raise the age requirement for military service, selective service registration, voting, entering into contracts, child support payments, compulsory education, etc. along with this.
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Johnny's Opinion
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03/02/2018
This is another unconstitutional act against the Second Amendment. If i can go to war to kill and die for my country i should 100% be allowed to keep my rifles. This issue isn't about semi-automatic rifles its about the people. These rifles protect far more then they can harm, this only going to take the rifles away from the law abiding citizens who will need them.
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JTJ's Opinion
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03/02/2018
So young adults are old enough to fight our wars, but not old enough to be trusted with firearms when they return home? Stupid.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 26th, 2018
    I don't understand why right now a handgun can't be purchased before 21 but a semi-automatic rifle can be? Seems like a semi-automatic rifle can kill more people. I know people against this will just say it's another infringement on their right to own firearms and the 2nd amendment, but guns are just too dangerous NOT to have strict regulations. You still have the right to own and fire a gun, no one is trying to take your guns away from you, we're simply trying to make it harder to buy a gun especially for people who should not have them in the first place.
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    Since 21 is the new 18, raise the age requirement for military service, selective service registration, voting, entering into contracts, child support payments, compulsory education, etc. along with this.
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    Any weapons should require 21 years as the age limit
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    This is another unconstitutional act against the Second Amendment. If i can go to war to kill and die for my country i should 100% be allowed to keep my rifles. This issue isn't about semi-automatic rifles its about the people. These rifles protect far more then they can harm, this only going to take the rifles away from the law abiding citizens who will need them.
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    So young adults are old enough to fight our wars, but not old enough to be trusted with firearms when they return home? Stupid.
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    If you can’t drink a beer till you are 21 then you shouldn’t be able to get a gun until then.
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    No one needs features to allow maximum murders. Raising gun purchase age—of course—but automatic—no.
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    Repeal the NFA!
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    Changing the age to buy particular firearms is not the solution, nor is age the problem.
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    Age is not the problem.. some people should not have weapons because of mental health reasons... age has nothing to do with it.
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    No teenager should be able to buy an assault rifle. Handgun purchases are banned until an individual reaches 21 years old, and that should be true for semi-automatic rifles as well. This will reduce gun violence.
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    Stupid idea. You get full constitutional rights at 18, not 21. This violates 18, 19, 20 year olds right to bare arms
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    Here are initial steps Congress can take to reduce gun violence and promote public health. -Ban all automatic and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. -Ban magazines/clips holding over 6 rounds for all firearms. -Require registration and insurance for all firearms. -Revolvers holding 6 rounds remain legal -Single action bolt, lever, or pump rifles and shotguns with magazines or clips holding 6 or fewer rounds remain legal -Mandatory background checks. -Require mandatory gun violence studies on gun violence. Take the donations you receive from the NRA and publicly announce that you are giving those donations to organization and municipalities that embark on measures to improve school safety and public health. Then lead the effort to create laws that reduce gun violence in America.
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    You have the right to vote at 18. Voting is infinitely more dangerous than a gun.
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    First: assault rifles of any kind SHOULD NOT BE SOLD TO CIVILIANS. Second: if you can’t buy a handgun until you’re 21, why in the world should you be permitted to buy one any earlier?
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    You can vote. You can die for your country, but not own a rifle? No. No. No.
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    If you can’t drink until you are 21 then no guns until 21. Common sense! Please support!
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    Ban semi-automatic firearms (long guns and small arms) as well as high capacity magazines. They aren’t needed for hunting, target practice, or home and self protection. (Many hunting regulations limit magazine capacity to three rounds.) But they do facilitate mass murders. Follow the example set by Australia.
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    The age when the law recognizes a person as an adult who can vote or serve in the military is 18. Adults should be able to exercise their Second Amendment rights and buy a semi-automatic rifle for their self defense. The more that you think about it the less it makes sense.
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    Semi-automatic weapons should not be available for sale to anyone, regardless of age. They are not necessary for protection or hunting. Gun enthusiasts can have other weapons to collect or play with. Our second amendment did not consider automatic or semiautomatic weapons when it was created. It is not a violation of the second amendment to make these particular weapons unavailable.
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