Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has proposed a bill that would limit the purchase of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines to individuals who are at least 21 years old.
The Age 21 Act, as defined by Feinstein’s staff, is a bill to establish a minimum purchase age of 21.
According to her staff, the Act is a reaction to the May 14, 2022, Buffalo shooting, in which an 18-year-old shooter was allowed to buy an assault rifle legally despite the fact that it remains illegal for someone under the age of 21 to buy a handgun.
“The recent mass shooting in Buffalo demonstrated to us once again the terrible consequences when young people are able to so simply get their hands on a deadly assault weapon,” said Feinstein. “This legislation will not prevent every mass shooting, but it is a modest step that I hope will begin to bring some rationality back to our country regarding guns. It doesn’t make sense that it is illegal for an American under 21 to purchase a handgun, yet an assault weapon is legal for purchase.”
Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are sponsors of the Act 21 Act.
The Senator did not say how the federal government will keep track of magazine sales to ensure that only those who are older than 21 can buy those magazines with ten or more rounds.
Democrats are obsessed with making it harder for law abiding citizens to buy firearms while doing nothing to stop criminals.
It’s time for Democrats to wake up and realize that their gun control policies don’t work!
The so called “assault weapons” ban is a perfect example of this. Bans like this one have been shown time and again to be ineffective at reducing crime. In fact, many studies have shown that they can actually lead to an increase in crime.
The only people who are impacted by these sorts of bans are the law abiding citizens who use these weapons for self defense. Criminals, on the other hand, don’t care about the law and will continue to get their hands on these