Biden White House Endorses Idea of Raising Age To Purchase Rifles To 21

 May 27, 2022

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked Thursday, during the daily briefing if Biden would support raising the legal age required to purchase a gun?

She was said to have replied –

“The president was very clear about this just recently when he said in his remarks just on Tuesday that it doesn’t make sense for an 18-year-old to legally buy an assault weapon,” emphasizing that he (Biden) was “very clear”) about his opinion) Adding Biden commented that… “The idea that an 18-year-old kid can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons is just wrong,” he said.

-White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre

Those remarks were made by Biden on Tuesday, then again on Wednesday he expressed his opposition to 18-year-olds buying guns, during a speech at the White House on police reform. He reiterated-

“The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy weapons of war, designed and marketed to kill, is, I think, just wrong,” he said. “It just violates common sense.”

-President Joe Biden

This comment repeated by Biden over the course of the week is likely the first solid sign that he is seriously concerned about the shootings in Texas at Robb Elementary School and sounds half reasonable in his stance. If the legal age to drink nationwide is 21 years of age, why shouldn’t you have to wait those three extra years to by a rifle? It seems at least consistent.

It would seem that at least this time I have to agree with Biden, especially if he is not railing on reducing America’s 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. Again, guns don’t kill. People kill people. There will always be evil people among us that will find weapons to use no matter what.  A rifle in the hands of a just person can save lives.

"In a perfect world, you wouldn't need guns. This is not a perfect world."

- Sheriff Ben Johnson, Volusia County, Florida
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