Citizen’s ability to purchase products has fluctuated over time, specifically for firearms. The days where teenagers would go to school with their grandpa’s shotgun on the back glass of their truck may be over, but handguns are about to be more readily accessible, thanks to an appeals court that said, “Banning gun sales for 18-to 20-year-olds is unconstitutional.”
Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, signed a bill into law in 1968 that prohibited handgun sales to anyone under 21 years old. The arbitrary rule was a target to legal adults who could serve in the military but did not own a handgun? That has always been a contradiction.
Judge Julius Richardson said, “When do constitutional rights vest? At 18 or 21? 16 or 25? Why not 13 or 33?” The same should apply to cigarettes, which, in 2019, a federal law was passed to ban cigarette sales to anyone 21-years-old and younger. The argument can be made those cigarettes are deadly when consumed heavily, but freedom should prevail no matter the effects of the product. My body, my choice, right? Or does that not apply to everyone?
When the left makes arguments about abortion, saying that outlawing abortion will cause “back alley” practices and harmful procedures that aren’t under a doctor’s care, the same argument can be made for firearms. When gun laws are put into place, it automatically makes law-abiding citizens criminals, felons in most situations overnight.
Gun rights across the United States have been coming back in full swing after a federal judge in California stated the AR-15 style rifle is like a “Swiss Army Knife,” overturning California’s ban on “assault rifles.”
Many states are putting constitutional carry laws in place, which would allow anyone to carry a concealed weapon without a concealed-carry permit. Nineteen states have constitutional carry laws, and more are joining them. It is a massive win for the second amendment.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez co-sponsored HR-8, the Background Checks Act of 2021, in April, which would require background checks for all firearm sales and make it unlawful to transfer or sell firearms to anybody who is not an importer, manufacturer, or gun dealer. Driving is a privilege, not a right, and even purchasing a vehicle is less restrictive than gun sales.
AOC says, “That’s it, that’s it, background checks, that’s it,” and clarifies her position, “I’m not saying that’s it for our entire agenda, but that’s the core of HR-8.” Saw that coming. Background checks aren’t enough for the left, and they won’t stop there, so why let them begin?
One of the most crucial issues to be considered is what a bill or law will accomplish? Why is it necessary? The ATF has been fighting pistol braces for a while, but the question that should be asked is why, and more importantly, what would it accomplish to ban pistol braces? Besides making millions of Americans criminals the day it’s enacted, a ban on pistol braces doesn’t serve any purpose. These kinds of laws make the American people feel like politicians are “flexing” on the people they’re supposed to represent. And they certainly are. Just because the new left-wing politician has been elected doesn’t mean the constitution goes away. Left-wing politicians HATE the body, and when they try to limit the rights of citizens by ridiculous laws, they show themselves for who they are. Un-American.
Luckily the federal court rules in favor of the constitution, most of the time.