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Reckless Teens

The Bradys, borrowing a tactic from the porn industry, have chosen to characterize denying fundamental constitutional rights to 18 to 21 year olds as “dangerous and reckless” to assert that “teenagers should be allowed to carry loaded semiautomatic weapons on our streets and playgrounds.”

Why not? We let them carry fully automatic weapons on the streets and playgrounds of Iraq and Afghanistan, don’t we?

7 Responses to “Reckless Teens”

  1. Alpheus says:

    If 18-to-21-year-olds are so “dangerous and reckless”, then, wouldn’t it follow that they shouldn’t drive, vote, or serve in the army?

  2. aeronathan says:

    Don’t temp me about 18-21 year olds not being able to vote. Without them, one Barack Obama might still be a Jr. senator from IL…. :p

  3. boomer says:

    They’re only half right – when you turn 20 you’re no longer a teenager.

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    I’m not sure it was teenagers who got Obama elected but the legions of undead and all the ACORN-type efforts – the usual Democrat ballot stuffing that the Stupid Party won’t acknowledge.

  5. Moreover, Texas already allows 18-20 y.o.’s to carry concealed – legally. They just have to be in the military (Reg., reserves, or Guard) or have been honorably discharged.

    I wonder what the Bradys think of that?

    Also, if you look at their list of references cited, you get the so-called research coming from David Hemenway, Jens Ludwig, Philip Cook, and the Violence Policy Center.

    Interesting that this is the only post-McDonald case in which the Brady’s have sought to file an amicus brief. Given the Judge in the case, they should have thought twice about it. However, their need to try and stick to the NRA overcame their judgment (or whatever judgment they might have).

  6. Dave says:

    I’m covering ground that is always mentioned when this subject comes up, but the fact is they are allowed to drive, allowed to vote, and large numbers of people that age carry assault rifles and risk their butts on our behalf overseas. If they are old enough for all that, then they are old enough for anything else a citizen can legally do.

  7. Matthew Carberry says:

    In Alaska you can open carry any weapon you are leagal to possess. If 16 or under you need a parent or legal guardians permission to possess.

    You can carry concealed only at 21 unless:

    (a)(6) is less than 21 years of age and knowingly possesses a deadly weapon, other than an ordinary pocket knife or a defensive weapon, that is concealed on the person.

    (b) In a prosecution under (a)(6) of this section, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant, at the time of possession, was

    (1) in the defendant’s dwelling or on land owned or leased by the defendant appurtenant to the dwelling; or

    (2) actually engaged in lawful hunting, fishing, trapping, or other lawful outdoor activity that necessarily involves the carrying of a weapon for personal protection.

    So walking down the street? No. Hiking on a trail even in the midst of the largest city in Anchorage? Maybe.

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