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Age Requirements

In the U.S., we commonly set age restrictions for activities such as voting, driving and drinking alcohol. Data shows that young adults account for a disproportionate number of gun homicides and suicides15. In Illinois, buyers of handguns must be 21. A bill to raise the age to 21 for assault weapons is pending in the Legislature.

Contact your state and U.S. representatives about raising the minimum age to 21 for all gun purchases.

15Giffords: http://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/who-can-have-a-gun/minimum-age/