Gun Control Debate: Where Being An Adult Does Not Mean Being An Adult

Written by Rob Morse on March 28, 2018

She is considered an adult at 18 years of age. She can act without her parents’ approval.
She can-

get a job
rent an apartment
get a driver’s license and buy a car
travel anywhere she wants
register to vote
open a credit card account
approve her own medical procedures
join the military
choose her sex partners
start a business
sign contracts
have an abortion
go to college
take out school loans
buy a house
become a teacher in Florida at 18
become a police officer in Florida at 19
take out a mortgage
get married
have children

… because those are the things that young adults do.

Yet we tell her that she is too young to own a firearm to defend her family, even though young adults are the most likely victims of violent crime. And if she does own a gun, then we’ll try her in court as an adult.

One thing is clear. Our young adults are more mature than our politicians.


I gave you 150 words. Please leave a comment. RM

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