Florida has been ground zero for the latest anti-gun hysteria. And now they have taken away the 2nd amendment rights of 18 to 20 year olds who have previously been able to buy firearms under the Constitution. Is this really the best way to proceed?
The Washington Examiner reports:
Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced Friday his state will no longer allow the sale of guns to people under the age of 21 years as part of his administration’s plan to enhance school safety after last week’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
“We will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” Scott said during a press conference Friday morning.
Politico adds this:
It was a striking end to a week that’s seen Florida, a bastion of support for gun rights, at the center of the national gun debate following a mass shooting last week that left 17 people dead at a high school in the state.
In a late morning press conference, Scott proposed a $500 million spending package to address school safety and mental health. He said he does not support arming teachers, proposing training school guards instead. People with military training would be exempted from the 21-year-old age requirement for purchasing firearms.
“This is a time when I believe we must all come together, and even cross party lines,” Scott said. “Of course, we won’t all agree on every issue, but I do believe this is a moment when our state can come together around a commonsense set of actions.”
While military is exempt, it says a lot about the confidence the left has in our youth. On one hand they are willing to call for lower voting ages, yet they do not trust them with firearms unless they are trained military. Does anyone else see the problem here?