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Vermont joins Florida in deciding not to let teenagers buy deadly weapons any more, assuming the governor signs this bill.
The Vermont bill raises the age for gun purchases to 21 and expands background checks for private gun sales.
Sounds like a useless law to me.
Description: Attempting to redirect the argument to another issue to which the person doing the redirecting can better respond. While it is similar to the avoiding the issue fallacy, the red herring is a deliberate diversion of attention with the intention of trying to abandon the original argument.
originally posted by: Phoenix
Thread after thread of this abridging of rights.
The U.S. Constitution only gives states and the people power over "unenumerated rights" not spelled out in constitution.
The second amendment is definitely enumerated and very clear about "shall not be infringed" fact it's the only amendment that includes that specific language and shows its importance.
States can pound sand, call constitutional convention or secede, they dont follow what they agreed when joining union.
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53.
(a) The Amendment’s prefatory clause announces a purpose, but does not limit or expand the scope of the second part, the operative clause. The operative clause’s text and history demonstrate that it connotes an individual right to keep and bear arms. Pp. 2–22.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: CB328
So at 18 years of age a kid can join the military, work on or around nukes, care for and launch and recover multi million dollar weapons platforms, and other branches can be sent to a war zone and get shot and shoot the other side...
BUT... at home nope we cant trust you to purchase a gun... yea that makes a ton of sense.
Just like an 18 year old soldier just back from Iraq couldn't buy, legally, some beer.