Will Trump Still Raise Gun Age Limit

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders informed the nation that President Trump is still showing support of raising the age limit of gun purchases to 21.

Sanders stated, “The president still supports raising the age limit to 21 for the purchase of certain firearms. We’re meeting with bipartisan members of Congress tomorrow. We expect that to be a topic of discussion. He knows that everybody doesn’t necessarily agree. We’re not going to get into the details on the specifics of what we will propose, but we expect that to be part of the conversation tomorrow.”

  • Steven Earle

    Well as I understand it, it is congress that decides that in the form of passing laws not the President. Trump may be for or against one thing or another but is not constitutionally allowed to make a policy contrary to laws that congress has passed a a president has signed into law. Am I wrong?

  • Dodie1990

    This is discriminatory. You cannot take away the constitution because of a tint fraction of irresponsible 18-21 year olds. After all you let them in the military, give them an an airplane and let them blow someone to smithereens and yet tell me they cannot go hunting with their own rifle. You cannot be a partial adult, after all they can vote at 18. Mr. Trump was elected to stand for the 2nd amendment not act like the rest of the anti 2nd amendment media and many politicians. The problem is misuse of the firearm not the firearm. Millions did nothing illegal and shot no one. Penalizing millions of innocent legal citizens will solve nothing except deprive them of their rights.

    • rstatesman

      “Under federal law, the minimum age to buy a handgun from a licensed dealer is 21. But the age limit drops to 18 if the gun is being purchased from a private, unlicensed seller, which could be a neighbor or someone online, or at gun show.”. Show handguns are already 21. So I guess it doesn’t violate your constitutional right as of now.

      • Dodie1990

        depends on the state. You still cannot be 1/2 an adult. I am okay with 21 butr no voting, no military(they can’t be mature enough), can’t get married, or buy a car. Why does everyone want to penalize the millions of legal responsible 18-21 year olds because of an occasional bad one?

        • rstatesman

          Parents would be able to purchase hunting guns for their underage (21) family members. Then parent hence would be responsible for the security of that gun and may also be penalized for there misuse. If your child is not responsible for a gun they shouldn’t have one.”

          • Dodie1990

            Trump never said anything like that that I heard. First the 18 year olds, then we will start with banning certain types of firearms, then maybe the true goal confiscation. After all Trump said no due process, so they could just grab anything they want with no reason given. Scary. The slippery slope starts. And God help if Democrats get in because then the 2nd amendment is really dead along with a few others.

          • rstatesman

            I am common person who is truly middle class running for President as a Democrat. I am a NRA supporting gun owning Democratic. Who will protect the 2nd admendment.
            Stephen Rosenthal 2020
            “A new American vision is due.” My full platform will be out in April. Not like other elitist Democrats.

          • lorna shores

            where have i heard that before?…oh, i know, the Obama administration said that!

          • rstatesman

            First of all, Obama was a community organizer, I am not I a common person just like you or you neighbor. The Obama’smade well over $100,000. My wife and I made about $85,000. I not an elitist politician as Obama is. I own guns and support the 2nd amendment, Obama did either. I am not a socialist, Obama is. I support total free market system. So how could you compare me to Obama in anyway, shape or form. Thanks for the insult.

          • Charles Bell

            Which would be better to be dead? 100 schoolchildren? 1000 concertgoers? Thousands of random people in random locations? Or the Second Amendment? I would rather see the amendment die or at least be rewritten in clearer terms (e.g. ‘a well regulated militia’ defined as each state’s militia which will train each of its members in gun safety and practice their lessons every time they meet.)

          • lorna shores

            did you ever stop to think about that? change the 2nd amendment, you open the door to changing the whole constitution, or do away with it completely, which is what the liberals are wanting!, you better really think about what your wanting!

        • Charles Bell

          Yes,it’s a terrible imposition on 18 -20-year-olds not to be able to buy a weapon of mass destruction. I weep for the terrible wait they must endure before they can gain the power to blow away a whole classroom.

      • MASTERMECH

        And to add just a little. NO matter what the age of legal purchase, there is still NOTHING to stop the STREET SALE of any weapons. Who takes it in the shorts, ALL the legal people, WHY is this the norm????? If there was avail a 76MM OTO MELARA GUN w/100 ROUNDS, It could be bought on the street, WITHOUT any permits, background checks or 3 day wait period. Legislators are working from the wrong side of the problem.

        • Charles Bell

          You don’t think street sales could be prevented or at least greatly reduced? I suspect that ways of doing that could be devised. The problem would be in writing laws that enable prevention and/or confiscation without unduly impacting law-abiding citizens. Not an easy task but I think a feasible one.

          • lorna shores

            you mean like Chicago?

    • Charles Bell

      The drinking age is 21 in most places. So we apparently regard whiskey as more deadly than an assault rifle. (And never mind quibbling about that term. Any weapon that can kill so many so fast is an assault weapon.)

      • lorna shores

        Maybe you should read up on the things you know so much about!, a friggin 22 rifle can kill you, and in semi automatic it can hold several shells, and fires just as fast as you can pull the trigger.a semi automatic shotgun can fire as fast as you can pull the trigger, so in a nutshell, we`ll just ban all the guns, RIGHT? then who`ll defend your ass? the police?

      • Will

        Perhaps you should be banned from driving a car because you don’t understand that cars kill more people than firearms. So with your logic we should “BAN” those nasty automobiles. Do we need a three-day waiting to purchase a car?
        Thanks for trying to think this through.

  • tom

    I think it’s a good idea, to raise the age; the same as the drinking age in most States. Also stronger back ground checks and mental background checks.
    I’m an NBA member! We need to adjust laws as the current times change. 18 year olds aren’t the same as when some of these laws were written.

    • Deankara

      NBA? Lol.
      Maybe if a 18yr old wants a AR-15, he should need a parents consent/co sign. Therefore assuring a responsible adult would secure the weapon till he’s 21.

      • rstatesman

        Current law doesn’t allow under 21 to be a handgun from a retailer.
        There should be a federal requirement that one must be 21 years of age in order to apply for a background check to purchase guns. We require citizens to be 21 of age to drink. Parents would be able to purchase hunting guns for their underage (21) family members. Then parent hence would be responsible for the security of that gun and may also be penalized for there misuse. If your child is not responsible for a gun they shouldn’t have one.”
        Stephen Rosenthal for President 2020.
        “ a new American vision is due.”

        • lorna shores

          it should be the parents responsibility, when they have children to be a parent, its Not up to the teachers to do the parenting, nor does it take a village. the village didn’t have the kids!

          • rstatesman

            Lorna you have meat a lost. I said it should be the parent’s responsibility. I have no idea what you are talking about when you mention teachers. I never said anything about teachers.

    • Will

      Nope. Can’t legislate or tinker with 2nd Amendment. Period.
      If you don’t want one then don’t get one.

  • Dave Jackson

    To Steven Earle: I don’t think you’re entirely wrong, I just think that the president is asserting his preference not creating policy but making his position known within the policy. You are correct that Congress creates the laws, I just wish the government would follow the laws.

    • lorna shores

      How about for starters, ENFORCE the LAWS that are already on the books, there must be 40,000 probably some are duplicates, triplicates and quadruplicates!

  • ernldo

    I wouldn’t care about a minimum age, but its a bandaid on a broken leg at best. If we are serious about stopping violence, we need to rein in demotards, who alone account for over 99% of violent crime in America. Until we begin discussing the issues sans the emotional diarrhea, we’ll be misdiagnosing the problem, and that ALWAYS leads to a poor, or bad solution. NRA members, Conservative Republicans, gun club members, etc are NOT shooting anyone, the leftists are and they’re are using these tragedies to disarm us as was done in Germany, China, Cambodia, Cuba, Italy, et al, ad nauseam…..

    • James

      Talk about fake news. You must have gotten that stat from the White House.

  • Ted Walker

    As a constituent, I am writing to express my strong opposition to any new gun control that would only impact law-abiding gun owners. Punishing law-abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals is flat out wrong and won’t solve any of the mental health and behavioral problems that we desperately need to do something about. Please stand strong in support of the Second Amendment and oppose all gun control schemes such as waiting periods, age restrictions to purchase firearms, gun bans, ammunition bans, bans on magazines, and other senseless legislation that would not have stopped this horrific event and won’t stop the next one.

    Doing nothing is not an option, but doing something that won’t fix the problem and blames law-abiding gun owners shouldn’t be an option either. Please support and focus on legislation to protect our schools and our school communities, as well as fix our broken mental health system.
    Also all this talk and actions by large companies to boycott the NRA and take actions against 2nd Amendment rights through age restrictions on purchases of weapons is a direct violation of citizens constitutional rights. Just remember all those 17 / 18 year old males and females who over the years went to war to protect America’s freedom. So now the government says they are not responsible enough to purchase a weapon. This is the ultimate hypocrisy of our government. I HAVE A BETTER IDEA LET’S BRING BACK THE DRAFT AND NATIONAL MANDATORY SERVICE to AMERICA. It’s time to make the youth understand the cost of freedom of those who fought and sacrificed for our way of life.
    I look forward to your response and will consider your votes on these important issues the next time I vote at the polls. Thank you.

    • rstatesman

      I HAVE A BETTER IDEA LET’S BRING BACK THE DRAFT AND NATIONAL MANDATORY SERVICE to AMERICA. I agree with you.

      2-year service for America. Called “Pay it forward”.
      I call this service program; America’s “pay it forward” program. I believe there should be a mandatory 2-year service for Americans after high school graduation or drop out. This service is not just military in nature. It would involve Peace Corp. & America Corp. Other “Pay it forward” programs for service would be habitat for humanity, Vista, FEMA Corp., National Civilian Community Corps., National Civilian Community Corps., Red Cross, conservation Corp., Citizens Corp. and many other societies helping organizations. This is their chance to “pay-it-forward.” To help better America for the generations that will follow them. All 3 of my children went on pay-it-forward tours in college.
      Stephen Rosenthal 2020.
      “A new America vision is due.”

  • James Higginbotham

    for one thing Trump has NO CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT WHO CAN AND CANNOT BUY A FIREARM.
    that’s up to Congress, but Congress has NO ENUMERATED POWER TO DO THIS EITHER, TO TRY AND DISARM WE THE PEOPLE.
    and this is where all this BS IS HEADED.

  • Larry5469

    Here’s a thought.. does anyone know what the 2nd amendment says? It is fairly clear to anyone who can comprehend American English. The 2nd CLEARLY states that the RIGHT to keep and bear shall not be infringed. That means that any law, regulation, or any attempt to further regulate the ownership, possession, carrying, etc can not be regulated by ANY POLITICIAN!! Or indeed by any further law.. and I hate to say it, but this also applies to “felons, etc.” In the beginning those who were violent felons were prevented, then it trickled down to ANY felon.. next it will be to anyone who has a traffic ticket. Trust me folks.. ANY REGULATION starts us down that slippery slope and it only gets steeper.

  • ERB

    At 18 the government can hand are young men and women an AR-16 and send them to kill foreigners on there own soil, all for a false war they created, but heaven forbid they be allowed to protect themselves at home..

  • Richard

    Trump needs to realize he can’t make law with his pen and phone or he will be no better than the negro he replaced

  • lorna shores

    if your old enough to go to war, your old enough to buy a rifle!

  • Dave Jackson

    At 11 years of age and working on my cousin’s farm, I was taught how to drive a truck and how to use a 410shotgun. The purpose of the shotgun was for hunting small game. The important thing I learned was to respect the weapon and others. With that in mind,I think anyone between the age of 14 and 21 should be able to purchase at least a shotgun but only when accompanied by their parent(s) and a background check of the parent(s).

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