Old Enough to be an Adult… or Not

Time to be an Adult... or Not
Time to be an Adult… or Not

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- I can’t make this stuff up. In one breath we’re told that anti-gun spokes-children from Florida should be admired for their sincerity.  Then, we’re told that young men and women under 21 years of age are too immature to make serious decisions and understand the consequences of their actions. That is why they can’t possess firearms. Hmm.

Which is it? Are they adults, or do some young adults want it one way and some want it the other way? I understand that some youngsters want to be treated as children. That is their issue. Why should we deny the rights of other adults simply because some people decide they are not ready to grow up?

Consider what people 18 to 21 accomplish. We see them:

What can adults do?
What can adults do?
  • Get a job
  • Get a driver’s license
  • Sign contracts
  • Rent a car or buy a car
  • Rent an apartment
  • Start a business
  • Get a pilot’s license
  • Travel anywhere they want
  • Go to college
  • Take out school loans
  • Register to vote
  • Serve on a jury
  • Open credit card accounts
  • Join the military
  • Be arrested and tried as an ADULT in a court of law
  • Bring a lawsuit, or be sued as an ADULT
  • File bankruptcy
  • Choose their sex partners
  • Approve your own medical procedures, including having an abortion
  • Buy a house
  • Assume a mortgage
  • Become a school teacher in Florida at 18 years of age
  • Drive a commercial truck in your state
  • Become a police officer in Florida at 19 years of age
  • Marry someone and divorce them.
  • Have children
  • Protect their family with a firearm.

…because those are the things that adults do.

Gun-ban advocates say that young adults can do all of these things..but not buy or possess a firearm. Should we make a second class of citizenship for people who  look like an adults but who self-identify as children? Their drivers license would show that they can’t take passengers or drive at night because they are not yet fully adult.. if they should have a driver’s license at all? If you’re not an adult then why should you get to vote or have a credit card?

Shouldn’t you be back home living with your parents?

One thing is clear:

Most of our young adults are more mature than our politicians.

What do you think?

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

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.