Wednesday, September 8, 2010

When is an adult not really an adult?

The Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA) has prohibited, since passage, young adults from purchasing handguns from Federally licensed dealers.

Many young people coming of age since then have been able to drive a car (since 16), potentially a very lethal weapon. They have been able to enter into contracts and marriage, voluntarily join the armed services, and in times past, they have been involuntarily drafted into those services.

Yet, they are not really considered 'fully adult' until they reach age 21. They can not go down to Joe's Gun Shop and buy a handgun.

Now, the NRA has filed suit to change this situation. The case is D'Cruz v. BATFE.

Thanks for the tip to

I can already hear the whining and sniveling from the Left about how these folks are irresponsible, etc., etc.

But, my observation is that birthday count has little to do with actual maturity and responsibility.  . .

What do you think?

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