About 18 Year-Olds Buying Firearms…Your Comments Are Important, So Comment Please.

 

I posted this in the comments of a FOX news article this morning at the location provided at the bottom of this post.  This just my 2 cents worth of opinion on the gun-access issue regarding 18 yr-olds.  These days, they are just ridiculously ill prepared for civil society.  Too much X-Box and not enough involved social interaction.  All of them should join the Peace Corp and live in a foreign land digging water wells for poor villages.  That would teach them some tremendous life lessons.

Feel free to tell me I’m nuts or call me a liberal (better watch out there :), but I think my little plan is ideal.  Not that I want to do this to satisfy the mentally deficient Left, but because it will be great for the kids growing up who want to own and shoot firearms, and much better for our society as a whole, which we are stewards of.  So yes, we must take action.

You might fling this around the web a bit and survey your friends with it.  Feedback and commenting here is important.  If there is enough participation, I will attempt to get this on Texas Governor Gregg Abbotts desk and also Senator Ted Cruz’s desk.  I will not include your comments in the information I send them if you do not want your name included.  Just say so in the comment you write.

We can participate this way and perhaps make lives better, which is a desire of Yahuah, that we do things that increase true peace.

(edited – on recommendation from a subscriber, I did look into medication as a driver for these mass shootings, and wow – these drugs are like prescription for mass-murder.) 

I have two young teenage sons and I have taught them gun safety, how to shoot well, and responsible gun handling. I grew up with guns and even as an elementary school kid I had rifles and shotguns hanging on the wall in my bedroom. I never touched them and they weren’t “magic” to me. They were tools. Loud ones. So I’m a gun guy. And as a father of young teenage boys I don’t really want them rolling into a gun shop on their 18th birthday and buying any gun. 18 is old enough tor the government to send them to imperial wars to die for citibank and exxon, but should they have weapons hanging on the wall of their apartment? What about their friends? Should their friends have access to these weapons? In Texas they cannot buy a bottle of Guiness Extra Stout, but they can buy semi-auto .308. I’m for this: 21 year old minimum weapons purchase age and only with a certificate of weapons handling from the local Sherriff’s office. The state can make money from it, the kids can get good training and more respect for both the weapons and for the Sherriff’s office. No “off the street” purchasing without training and certification. Grandfather in all veterans who had weapons training in the military and eventually all gun owners will have some good training and if an instructor is doubtful of the stability of a certificate candidate, get a second eval from a different guy and if both agree, that candidate must wait an additional year with no exceptions. Two bad evaluations and a lifetime ban on purchasing any firearm. We need to do something like this and it will be better for the health of the gun community. The population density these days is far too high, making it far to easy for a nutjob to obtain a weapon and kill many at once. I’m for certification. We don’t automatically throw a kid the car keys on his 16 birthday. He has to be certified. So lets get this done and make a better world for our own kids while also getting them great training and instilling respect for the Sherriff’s office and law enforcement in general.

WATCH: Fox News Pundits Demand Gun Control, Call Republicans the ‘Party of Egregious Mass Shootings and Uncontrolled Guns’

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Susan Nemie
Susan Nemie
1 month ago

Jerry – I totally agree with you. Increase the age of weapon purchase to 21 and add the training requirement. Speaking to my stepson yesterday about all these shootings. He says some of these kids have learned many things playing on their video games (such as wearing bullet resistant vests, etc) and changing out the clip before it runs out of bullets. Positive steps need to be taken; you are spot-on with your analysis.

Christina Miller
Christina Miller
1 month ago

Raising the age to buy a firearm is not the solution. The solution is getting children off of psychotropic and pharma drugs. It’s the ONE MOST IMPACTFUL change in young adults now from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. These mass shootings didn’t occur then, even though we had as many gun owners in America. Research the number of young mass shooters in the past 20 years who were on psych drugs. (And of course, big pharma and the media even hides these facts when they can get away with it so the numbers are higher than recorded). Anti depressants are being prescribed like candy. We KNOW the effects they have. It’s criminal to be dosing kids. So no, age is not the issue. Start talking about the drugs! Unless SSRI’s / psychotropic drugs are in the conversation, it’s not a serious attempt to stop these mass events. Certification from Sheriff’s office is an excellent idea.

Christina Miller
Christina Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerry

Thanks for the links, Jerry. If I remember correctly, the percentage of recent (10 years plus) mass shooters on psychotropic drugs is about 98%. Incredible. I’ll send you that data soon.

Christina Miller
Christina Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Jerry

So glad you made the call to the City Attorney. Whether they take any action and follow-up is another story. If you think it would help, I’ll make a call to him/them as well. We need more citizens raising the roof on this. Thanks for your work.

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