U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A young woman is considered an adult at 18 years of age. She can act without her parent’s approval.
- get a job
- rent an apartment
- get a driver’s license and buy a car
- travel anywhere she wants
- register to vote
- approve her own medical procedures
- join the military
- choose her sex partners
- start a business
- sign contracts
- have an abortion
- go to college
- take out school loans
- buy a house
- become a teacher in Florida at 18
- become a police officer in Florida at 19
- take out a mortgage
- get married
- have children
..because those are the things that young adults do.
Yet we tell her that she is too young to own a firearm to defend her family even though young adults are the most likely victims of violent crime. And if she does own a gun, then we’ll try her in court as an adult.
One thing is clear. Our young adults are more mature than our politicians.
About Rob Morse
The original article is here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.
Photo from Oleg Volk and used with permission.