The Second Amendment and minors...Submitted by rtgiant on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 10:46
The interpretation of the second amendment over the years has stayed the same, but most still consider it ridiculous for anyone under the age of 18 to own a gun of their own. It is my understanding that the language in the amendment applies to the people, and minors are people. What are your opinions? Do you think that children, regardless of age and based off interest and possibly the feeling of protection should be able to own guns? Or do you feel 18 or 21 is a good age depending on state to allow people to have guns? With proper teaching and respect for guns, the prospect of some teenagers owning guns in my mind could benefit us in some ways. Guns are not going away and most people here know that, so instead of disarming our population why don't we teach our children at a young age the purpose of guns.