Raising Rifle-Buying Age to 21 Would Disarm American Heroes and Spit on Founding Intent

Too young at the time of his legendary heroics to be trusted with a rifle? 
(U. S. Army publicity photo)

The latest citizen disarmament plot currently being hatched up will raise the minimum age for rifle purchases to 21. While some are specifically calling out semi-automatic rifles, others want it all. Such plans are gaining traction at the state and federal level by no shortage of Democrat opportunists and “bipartisan” Republican panderers, including Sen. Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump.

An interesting article over at Firearms News notes Audie Murphy would have been deemed “too young” to be trusted with a rifle at the time his legendary heroics earned him recognition as the most decorated combat soldier of WWII.  It goes on to imagine a gun store clerk telling not just him, but “our young combat heroes, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, who may have lost limbs and fought for our freedom, that they have no Second Amendment freedom because they are not 21 years old.”

Could anything be more offensive and absurd?

That’s what these oath-breaking poltroons are doing when they propose disarming Americans old enough to give “the last full measure of devotion” to their country. That’s what corporate cowards like Edward Stack of Dick’s Sporting Goods (and Walmart and other despicable gunkapo profiteers) are saying.

As for those proposing legislative changes, that would also seem to fly in the face of 10 U.S. Code 246 – Militia: composition and classes:
“(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the U…
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