Sen. Dianne Feinstein wants to end gun rights for adults under the age of 21.
The California Democrat said in a press release last week that she plans to introduce such legislation in the coming weeks.
“Under current law, licensed gun dealers cannot sell a handgun to anyone under 21, but they are allowed to sell assault rifles like the AR-15 to anyone over 18. This policy is dangerous and makes absolutely no sense,” said Feinstein.
“I plan to introduce a bill to require all firearms purchases from gun dealers be restricted to individuals who are at least 21 years old. If you can’t buy a handgun or a bottle of beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15,” she continued. “This is common sense and I hope my Republican colleagues will join me in this effort.”
Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), wondered if Feinstein would extend that logic to voting rights.
“If she had the votes Senator Feinstein would ban everyone from owning modern sporting rifles. She has said that in the past,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb in an email to GunsAmerica.
Gottlieb, added, “Someone should ask the Senator if an 18-, 19- or 20-year old is not responsible enough, because of their age, to own a gun should they be allowed to vote?”
Setting a minimum age for all firearm purchases isn’t the only bill she’s voiced support for following the mass killing in Parkland, Florida. Feinstein has also called for a renewal of her ban on “assault weapons.”
Video below shows Feinstein, at a committee hearing last week, speaking about the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Note how she recites the lie that there were 18 school shootings so far this year. We need to address mass shootings in this country. But to do so, we need to start by agreeing on the facts. Not hyperbole cooked up by a Bloomberg-funded gun control organization.