Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., will introduce the Second Amendment for Every Registrable Voter Act (HR. 5112), the “SAFER Voter Act,” which would repeal the federal law that prevents adults between the ages of 18 and 20 from purchasing a handgun from federally licensed firearms dealers.
“Why should a 20-year-old single mom be denied the right to defend herself and her children?” Massie asked in an advance copy of a press release made available to Conservative Review.
“18, 19, and 20-year-olds are considered adults and are able to vote on important public policy issues. They can also form business contracts, get married and serve in the military. As adults, these Americans should not be deprived of basic constitutional rights.”
Massie argues that raising the minimum age to 21 for the purchase of certain rifles when there’s already an age restriction on handguns would effectively nullify the Second Amendment rights of voting-age adults.
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