NRA leader: Age limit on buying guns won’t stop the next tragedy | Commentary

NRA leader: Age limit on buying guns won’t stop the next tragedy | Commentary

A memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is pictured in 2019. An NRA representative disputes a Sentinel editorial calling for the continuation of a law preventing 19-and-20-year-olds to buy long guns. Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged in the 17 slayings on campus, was 19 when he purchased the firearm allegedly used during the incident. (Wilfredo Lee/AP) On July 16, the Orlando Sentinel editorial board advocated for age limits to prohibit the purchase of long guns by adults age 18 to 20 (”Scandal-ridden NRA should make itself useful: Butt out of Florida age limit on rifles”). They claimed that it could have prevented the Parkland tragedy. They cited other states that have passed age limits. They even included “public support” polls for those laws. But, neither statistic provides any proof that the age limit they seek would actually decrease violent crime or stop the next deranged killer. Marion P. Hammer is a past president of and represents the National Rifle Association. She is also executive director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida. (Sun Sentinel) Despite the predictable condescension from the Orlando Sentinel and other biased media toward NRA members and gun owners, or how much money anti-gun billionaires spend to convince you otherwise, rational people know that the NRA had nothing to do with the Parkland murders. While invoking Parkland, the editorial board failed to mention the many, many warning signs Nikolas Cruz exhibited. There were countless opportunities and glaring reasons for a variety of local, state and federal […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.