Discussion Topic: Should 20-Year-Olds Need Permission To Own Guns?
Of course not, right. Yet they do in Illinois, according to this article from The Volokh Conspiracy, posted on the...
Of course not, right. Yet they do in Illinois, according to this article from The Volokh Conspiracy, posted on the NRA’s website:
_Federal law makes it harder for 18-to-20-year-olds to get handguns, and some states prohibit it outright; yet nearly all states at least allow 18-to-20-year-olds to have long guns.
Except, it turns out, for Illinois, where state law bars 18-to-20-year-olds from possessing any gun — including a stun gun — unless they (1) have a parent or legal guardian’s written consent, (2) haven’t been convicted of any misdemeanor other than a traffic offense, and (3) the consenting parent or guardian isn’t himself barred from owning a gun._
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