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Federal court strikes down carry ban for 18-20 year olds in Texas


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On 8/26/2022 at 1:04 AM, Bubbacs said:

And this time only ten posts in.  Giving weapons to military types isn’t like (in most cases) giving them to those walking around the mall.

The revolution and those 16 year olds were way ahead of “our society’s” guys!  By 16 most had already handled a weapon many  times.

Work a farm, walking miles, most if not all trim n healthy.  Not too many smoking the Devils Lettuce every day either.

As for expecting an 18 year old to act responsible, look around. 11 year olds are killing people, what will we be getting at 18?

We could fight for our country and yes even dye if need be.  But we were still restricted to drinking “On Base”.

And unless it’s changed since ‘78 we were not allowed to take them off base.  In theatre yes, but not around town.

All for the ruling, great news for another gun issue in another state.  

 

 

On 8/26/2022 at 7:04 AM, bmyers said:

I'm glad to see this ruling. Yet, as others noted, I know of a few young men/women in that age group this aren't mature enough for such a responsibility. With that being said, I don't believe they are mature enough to vote or make 'adult' decisions.

 

Yet, at whatever age we decide a person will be a legal adult, 18, 21, 31, etc. that person should be entitled to all the rights of an adult. In addition, the individual will be held accountable as an adult. 

 

With great power comes great responsibility-Damocles


The thing is, if you really think about it. Whatever age you choose to officially become a legal adult 16, 18, 21, 26, 35. There will ALWAYS be someone not responsible enough to handle those responsibilities of an adult. No different then we will always have criminals and idiots who will break the law and do bad things.

 

My point is that we as a society “breed” responsibility and maturity. Those 16 year olds who can handle the responsibility of being an adult making adult decisions were TAUGHT and REQUIRED to do so for whatever the reason. 16yo’s in 3rd world countries are in general far more “mature” then 16yo’s is the western modern world. Hmmm I wonder why? (Sarcastic) Or even those 16yo’s during the revolution, or civil war.

 

The point is, if we are going to make 18 as the age of consent, the age to vote, get drafted, join the military, be charged as adult IF you commit any type of crime and otherwise be a legal adult. Then the 2A applies to them as well at 18. If we are not comfortable with that. Then we raise the age for all of it to 21 or whatever.

 

Some might say… well the drinking age is 21. I say true, but drinking and using alcohol is NOT a constitutional right either. Therefore totally different.

 

 

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