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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 06:57 PM
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You are mature enough to get an abortion at 15.
You are mature enough to get gender reassignment services at 15.
You are mature enough to drive at 16.
You are mature enough to vote at 18.
You are mature enough to join the service at 18.
You are mature enough to purchase alcohol at 21.
You are mature enough to buy a firearm at ?.


If this doesn't confuse you, then you are much smarter than I could ever be.


Why are we "mature" enough for some things and not "mature" enough for others?


Why not make it 21 for everything?

Can someone please illsutrate the logic behind this?


I placed this in the pit, so don't expect me to be all nice and courteous either.





posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboyyep

That's what I was thinking....21 and if the boys club could help or some org like that.....I would be up for that.....guidance yes Boyscouts meet up and hang with the Crips....fall in love with each other


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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Weird hey... People should have the option of killing others at any age.

Banning murder should be illegal.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

A lot, if not all, of age requirements are state laws (influenced by federal funding guidelines). In many states here in the US, there is no age requirement for buying a shotgun (or other "long gun"), but you must be 21 to buy a handgun.

If it were up to me, the only thing I'd change is lower the alcohol limit, and just abolish voting. :p



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
You are mature enough to get an abortion at 15.

So you're old enough to be scroggin' and conceive a child at 14.

OTOH, I know people who are 60 I wouldn't trust with a gun.

Yup. I agree. At what age do we become adults?

I think you can keep your kids in school and claim them as dependents on your taxes til they turn 26.

26 sounds like a good age to me. Raise all of those bars to 26.

You have sex a 25 - do 25 to life. You have sex with someone less than 26 - do 25 to life. I like going overboard on the rules. Makes people think.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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Why are we "mature" enough for some things and not "mature" enough for others?


Is there a maturity test that can be taken? I know some young people who act more mature than some old people I know.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I have seen 30-yr. olds that are as immature as a 12-yr. old.

Putting an age limit on things like this is ambiguous, but how else can you do it?

~In parts of the USA, boys and sometimes girls get their first gun around 12 or 13. They learn safety and respect and grow up to be fine young men and women, with high moral values, and a deep respect for responsible behavior.

~In other parts of the country, owning a gun has a different value to them. Some see it as a means to show power and toughness. They gravitate to the lower denominations in their social choices.

~Then you have the chronically wussified. They are afraid, not only of guns, but of words and differences in ideology.

I grew up and have lived most of my life around the first type.

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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
a reply to: DBCowboyyep

That's what I was thinking....21 and if the boys club could help or some org like that.....I would be up for that.....guidance yes



So 21.


*shrugs*

Okay.




posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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Considering how many are killed by fire arms every year & since unlike a hammer a gun is designed to kill, why not psych-evals as part of the background check.

Since these massacres are being carried out by lawfully acquired weapons perhaps we should revisit the old refrain,,,

"Guns don't kill people, people do"

So since people kill lets make sure those buying implements designed to kill aren't attempting to fulfill some warped fantasy or desire.

K~



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You are mature enough to vote at 18.
You are mature enough to join the service at 18.
The vote came around because of the draft, and rightly so.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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originally posted by: 3daysgone
a reply to: DBCowboy




Why are we "mature" enough for some things and not "mature" enough for others?


Is there a maturity test that can be taken? I know some young people who act more mature than some old people I know.
true

but I think it would t-off the individual....but yes that's the crux,huh!..needs to be addressed

Hellers....they called them in the old days.....weed out the hellers.....souls that seem to be too extreme

the one I got to influence was a tenth grader that could by a take apart .22 rifle at school and brought it home....I failed to stop the youngin goin out the customers door with a friend to drive....he had an auto....came back in 20 minutes shakin and pacin I asked he said he missed four times....some bully....gone to state help in a month or less...he was just a heller, God love him
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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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At 18 I did stupid stuff because I thought it was cool. Joined the Army. Did stupid stuff because someone said so... And I thought cool...
Did more stupid stuff.
By 22 half the things asked of me would have got the response "...WTF are you stupid."


my .02

|r|e|a|d|


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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords

My youngest was @8 when he got his first rifle. A Savage .22


It came with lessons from a range master and he has never forgotten them.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: queenofswords

My youngest was @8 when he got his first rifle. A Savage .22


It came with lessons from a range master and he has never forgotten them.

I was about 13.....


Same thing, had to take a course at the Cop Shop.
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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The world will shun my family. We started shooting in our single digit ages and got rifles for birthdays/Christmas.

Can't imagine having a military where the enlistees can't handle the firearms. .. ...



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

You are mature enough to get an abortion at 15.
You are mature enough to get gender reassignment services at 15.
You are mature enough to drive at 16.
You are mature enough to vote at 18.
You are mature enough to join the service at 18.
You are mature enough to purchase alcohol at 21.
You are mature enough to buy a firearm at ?.


I don't think I'm mature enough to do any of those things but I still own a bang bang or three.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I get the feeling that those aren't your most dangerous weapons anyway.......


Call it a hunch.



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus



I'm 262 years old and haven't grown up yet.



I'm also Connor McCloud from the clan McClouds,. . . . . .



posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:22 PM
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We responsibly can go pew...pew, pew pew....pewpewpew pew pew .....in the outback and prairies.....'cmon my soldiers....fly right
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posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The state doesn't want kids you can't afford.

Or guns pointed at them.

The alcohol age limit is for appearances sake.

But anything that generates revenue is fine. Driving a car, getting a job, paying tax, earning, consuming.



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