The Supreme Court took a shot at the NRA and gun rights activists yesterday, but it only winged them, inflicting a flesh wound -- hardly the kill shot that many of us hoped for.
The case involved a Texas law that prohibited 18-20 year olds from carrying handguns in public. This age limit was being fought by the NRA and gun activists who felt that this rule infringed on teenagers second amendment rights.
In Texas as in most of the country, you can't buy beer, pornography, cigarettes or a lottery ticket if you're under 21. It's for protection and safety. Yet when it comes to guns, that's a whole different story. Using a gun is legal even for a four year old. Yes, that's not a typo. In some states there's absolutely no age limit on using a gun or rifle. Buying one? Guess what? Still no age limit according to our federal government. I repeat, no age limit set by the federal government to operate or buy a gun/rifle. You can actually buy a rifle before you're even strong enough to lift it.
Don't believe me? Watch this video and I'm pretty confident those around you will hear your jaw drop and hit the floor: