NJ Considers Raising Age To Buy Rifles And Shotguns

Repeat after me: “Democrats are totally not looking to take away people’s Rights to purchase firearms, we just want to make it more difficult for Bad people to get firearms”

Lawmakers want to raise age to buy rifles, shotguns in N.J.

You may soon be barred from legally buying a rifle or shotgun in New Jersey until you turn 21.

The latest gun-control bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers in the New Jersey Legislature would raise the minimum age to obtain a permit to purchase either weapon in the Garden State from 18 to 21.

That would match up with current state law that requires people to be 21 to buy handguns from licensed dealers.

It’s the latest in a string of bills sponsored by Democrats make New Jersey’s already tough gun laws even tougher — an effort that has increased in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and other massacres.

The sponsors of this measure — state Assemblymen Roy Freeman, and Andrew Zwicker, both D-Somerset — said the goal is to prevent gun violence.

“There is no easy solution to the proliferation of gun violence in this country, but there are measures we can take to help keep people safe,” Freiman said in a statement. “Bringing the rules on rifles and shotguns in line with the rules on handguns can help. If you have to be 21 to buy a handgun, the same standard should apply to rifles and shotguns.”

There’s no evidence offered that this type of restriction in any way causes issues to the criminals that use firearms in the vast majority of shootings. They try and make a link with

The lawmakers cited data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, which show 18- to 20-year-olds commit gun homicides four times more than those who are 21 or older.

“Research shows that the adolescent brain is still maturing in the teenage years, which is why teens often make decisions instinctively and without weighing the consequences,” Freiman said.

But, where’s the proof that the firearms had been purchased legally? How many of the shooters are gang bangers and/or just scumbags, mostly residing in Democrat run cities, who stole the firearms or procured them illegally in another manner? As someone in the comments notes “Is that all 18 to 20 year olds or is that 18 to 20 year old legal gun owners? Because if it’s the former and not the latter, it’s a pretty meaningless statistic.” That would be nice to know.

But, what this is is an attempt from Democrats to Do Something, regardless of whether it will create the desired outcome. When 18-20 year olds continue shooting others willy nilly, despite being banned from buying firearms, will the NJ lawmakers then….raise the purchase age to 25? And this all just shows that Democrats will institute gun bans in dinks and dunks.

Women aged 18-20 living alone/scared about being assaulted should take comfort that their ability to defend themselves is being taken away in the interest of something or other.

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2 Responses to “NJ Considers Raising Age To Buy Rifles And Shotguns”

  1. Dana says:

    Clearly, New Jersey does not consider 18 to 20 year olds adults, which should mean, one would suppose, that they would also not be subject to the adult judicial system, for any crimes.

  2. “Research shows that the adolescent brain is still maturing in the teenage years, which is why teens often make decisions instinctively and without weighing the consequences,” Freiman said

    Makes perfect sense. No one should ever listen to anything a teenager has to say. Raise the voting age to 25. Don’t allow anyone under 25 to enlist in the military. They will have to go find jobs between HS and 25 to support themselves. And since they can’t sign contracts, Only adults can do that, they can’t lease apartments, so they should just live with their parents. They are likely too young to drink responsibly too. Ban that. And don’t even think about letting them have sex or make babies. Talk about a catastrophe just waiting to happen. Ban that.

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