Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) says he supports lowering the minimum age to buy a rifle from 21 to 18:
“Look, I was in Iraq. I was there with 18-year-old Marines … Then, they come back after doing that, and … they’re told you cannot exercise your 2nd Amendment rights here?” pic.twitter.com/RO8omBC68K
— The Recount (@therecount) May 3, 2023
I said at the time, remember when they raised (the age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 in Florida), I objected to it because I said it was unconstitutional.
Look, I was in Iraq. I was there with eighteen-year-old-marines, eighteen-year-old soldiers, that were put out in the streets of Fallujah and Ramadi and told they had to risk their lives for this country. Then they come back after doing that, and even though they were carrying a firearm the whole time, they’re told you cannot exercise your Second Amendment rights here as an adult and as a veteran?
And so I know it’s in the courts as well. I do think that ultimately it’s going to be determined those blanket prohibitions are not constitutional.
— Governor Ron DeSantis
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