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Why not,when I came back from Viet Nam (after a year) I wasn't old enough to vote or drink!
Neuroscience shows that brains aren't fully developed in males at age 18 or 19. This is the reason they make excellent infantry soldiers. Tell a bunch of age 35 guys to assault a hill of bunkers and they'd probably suggest you just wait for the Air Force. But since you think they should carry guns to their frat parties and proms, why not just go ahead and lower the age to 5.
Sometimes brains of our representatives never seem to fully develop either.
I am extremely offended as to the ignorance of some of the older people who feel that there is a problem with this change. I am a 20 year old criminal justice major, along with many other 19-20 year olds who are some of the best shooters in the nation, we attend UCM and shoot for the best professional criminal justice fraternity 11 years running. CCW courses would still be required, and frankly you all should be more concerned about the PROFICCIENCY requirements over the AGE requirements for CCW certifications, because I can promise you that there are many people that have their ccw that handle their firearms more inadequately compared to us 19-20 year olds, when we start talking about 15-16 fine, but 18-20 year olds with obvious shooting proficiency shouldn't be limited because people who don't shoot firearms think that age has anything to do with being mature with a firearm.
Your age has nothing to do with your decision making capabilities, regardless of what science tries to tell us now. Irresponsible young men is a RECENT phenomenon, mostly due to the breakdown of the family and society's ridiculously low expectations.History shows that young men are perfectly capable of making wise decisions and able to handle large responsibilities at very young ages. Perhaps they are more inclined to take risks, but where in the hell, may I ask, would we be without the young men to take those risks?I really don't care what the law says about firearms, because I do not listen anyways. The 2nd amendment says "shall not be infringed" which means that absolutely NO law shall be passed regarding firearms whatsoever, to include what types f small arms and ammo I can buy.P.S. bought my first handgun at 17 (cash talks) Never shot anyone, committed a crime or destroyed anything, 19 now and I still have it.It is how a boy is raised that makes all the difference.
If 18 year olds are trusted to be in the military and make critical decisions like pull the trigger then there should be nothing stopping them from making the same decision back here. And the amount of maturity difference in the brain from 18 to 23 is inconsequential.
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