This is a discussion on Old Enough to Serve in the Military, but Not Old Enough to Buy a Handgun. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Frankly I also think 18 year old's should be able to buy alcohol for this exact same reason. Old enough ...
Frankly I also think 18 year old's should be able to buy alcohol for this exact same reason. Old enough to die for the country, you're old enough for booze or a handgun IMHO.
Folks ask why I carry two guns...Well if I did not I'd be off balance and walk in circles!
The difference between being 18, and being 18 in the military, are quite different. 18 year olds who are in the military are trained to be men, trained under strict disciplines, and are specifically trained to handle a firearm, as well as being trained to act responsibly. Should they be allowed to purchase and own handguns? I say yes.
I like that idea, CapGun. Maybe 18 is too young for some, but surely not for the ones protecting us.