TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — A new bill has just been passed in the Florida House that lowers the minimum age for purchasing rifles and other “long” guns from 21 to 18. This is a big win for those who believe in the Second Amendment and the constitutional rights of young adults.
The previous age restriction was put in place after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in 2018. But the bill’s sponsor, Republican Bobby Payne, argued that it was time to “correct the wrong” and restore the rights of young people to purchase firearms.
Of course, not everyone is happy about this new development. Democrats are already warning that it could lead to more mass shootings, despite the fact that the mental health and school safety provisions of the 2018 law will remain intact. But let’s face it, when has restricting gun ownership ever actually prevented crime?
On the other hand, supporters of the bill argue that the age restriction violated the constitutional rights of young adults, and that this new measure will make it easier for them to exercise their Second Amendment rights. It will also allow younger people to use firearms for hunting, sport shooting, and personal protection, which is great news for those who want to keep themselves and their families safe.
This is a huge win for Republicans, who have long been fighting to roll back gun control measures. And while the bill still faces opposition from Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, there’s no denying that this is a step in the right direction for gun rights in America.
In conclusion, the Florida House has just passed a bill that lowers the minimum age for purchasing rifles and other “long” guns from 21 to 18. This is a major victory for those who believe in the Second Amendment and the rights of young adults. While Democrats are already criticizing the decision, we know that gun ownership is a fundamental right that cannot be taken away. So let’s celebrate this victory and keep fighting for our constitutional rights!