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In The United States, it’s common practice to set age restrictions for activities that require a level of maturity such as voting, driving, and drinking alcohol. Data shows that young adults account for a disproportionate number of gun homicides and suicides15. Purchasing and possessing a firearm necessitates the same, if not greater, ability to act responsibly.
Contact your representative about raising the age of gun purchase to 21.