Thomas Massie Introduced Bill to Lower the Age to Purchase a Handgun to 18

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie recently introduced a bill that would allow 18-year-old Americans to buy handguns.

Under current federal law, 18-year-olds can buy long guns, according to AWR Hawkins.

Massie’s bill, H.R. 5716, was crafted so that Americans who are of the age to vote and serve their country in the military, are not stripped of their right to self-defense.

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Congressman Massie commented:

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Why should a 20-year-old single mom be denied the right to defend herself and her children? 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.

H.R. 5716 is titled the “Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act,” or SAFER Voter Act,” in short. This bill would repeal the federal law that currently bars 18-20 year-olds from buying handguns at stores featuring a federally licensed dealer.

Massie has quickly become the most pro-Second Amendment congressman in the House.

Unlike a lot of his colleagues who make noise about being pro-gun, Massie goes the distance by introducing legislation that scales back many of the encroachments the federal government has made during the last few decades.

Hopefully, Republicans take the House back in 2020 so that they can consider some of Massie’s bills and put them on President Trump’s desk.

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