This is a guy who is not running for national office but who knows his constituents:
I just introduced the Second Amendment for Every Registrable Voter Act. HR 5112, The SAFER Voter Act, would repeal the federal law that prevents voting age adults, 18 to 20, from purchasing a handgun from a FFL.
Why should a 20-yr-old mom be denied the right to defend herself? pic.twitter.com/bjXaznxrFQ
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 1, 2018
I think he’s right on the merits. The silly argument that someone who can’t buy a beer shouldn’t be able to buy a firearm has always struck me more as solid reason for lowering the drinking age than raising the age to purchase a firearm.
This bill isn’t going anywhere and is more properly viewed as equal parts theater and response the the incoherent word salad President Trump slung about yesterday
Why should a 20yr old single mom be denied the right to defend herself and her kids? We should lower the age to buy a handgun to 18, instead of raising the age to buy an AR15. SAD! https://t.co/riLrfXZlbb
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 22, 2018
But it is an idea worth considering.