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President Trump: Don’t Raise the Age for Assault Rifle Ownership

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President Trump: Don’t Raise the Age for Assault Rifle Ownership

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Anna Beck

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President Trump has said that he supports raising the age to own certain types of firearms, including assault-style semi-automatic rifles.

“This isn’t a popular thing to say in terms of the NRA but I’m going to say it anyway. I just have to say it. You can buy the kind of weapon used in the school shooting at 18,” Trump told the New York Post, referring to the massacre of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

But will increasing the age make us safer?

According to statistics, about 27% of adults in Pennsylvania own a firearm. On Snapchat I reached out to 500 people and only 23 of them said the would give up their firearms.

Even if President Trump and Congress pass a law like that, it would be unconstitutional. The second amendment states that people “shall have the right to bear arms.”

I honestly can’t believe Trump would do this to the American people. Trump needs to worry about the war on terrorism or the economy, not on gun control. Passing a law to increase the age of gun ownership is probably going to start riots that might not be too good for the government.

There could be alternatives to this idea such as forced identification, background checks, regular visits to a psychologist, and restrictions on how many rounds of ammunition you could buy that could be regulated.

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3 Responses to “President Trump: Don’t Raise the Age for Assault Rifle Ownership”

  1. Braelin Baker on May 3rd, 2018 1:57 pm

    I agree with you but keep in mind he has to shut the liberals up somehow

  2. Local Fortnite Pro on May 4th, 2018 1:35 pm

    Well put article, Very enlightening.

  3. Angel Briggs on October 10th, 2018 8:28 am

    They should not raise the age limit of guns because considering I hunt, I need a gun. Don’t raise the age limit! Don’t sell guns to people with backgrounds of mental health issues, and/ or depression that sent them to get help. Also, don’t sell them to people who have been in jail. That would be totally helpful!

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