Cons: Why should n't the gun age be 21? the drinking age is 21 and that's a constitutional right too?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago
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    With all due respect, Lois, RAWNG!

    The only time the constitution addresses consuming alcohol, it Forbids it. The amendment that prohibited it was repealed by another amendment that did not mention anything about consuming alcohol, just the repeal of the other amendment. You have no Constitutional Right to drink alcohol.

    The drinking age WAS 18 from the mid 70's to the mid 80's. But then we noticed that just about every traffic fatality involving someone under 21, they were Drunk. SO< the Feds did not make the law 21, because it is a State Issue. They just threatened to take away Highway money if the states did not raise the age. They ALL did.

    As for the age for guns, Florida's law currently treats a handgun more harshly, age 21, three day waiting period. Rifles are 18 and No wait. Fla's new law treats Rifles like Handguns. And guess what? I am OK with that. EXCEPT for the slippery slope that comes from giving Left-Wing Loons ANY ground in their fight to shred the constitution.

    IF we do not do enough to harden the target at schools, there WILL BE another school shooting, and you Loons will scream for the guns AGAIN.

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  • 2 years ago

    Because they would have to change the age to enter the Armed Services to 21 also...

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Gun ownership second amendment

    Drinking age not a right in constitution

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  • 2 years ago

    Drinking is not a constitutional right.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    You are old enough to be drafted, sent to wary, CARRY A WEAPON, and get killed at eighteen. The voting age, the drinking age, and the age you should be allowed to buy a fire arm should be eighteen, or the age you can be drafted should be risen to twenty-one.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    I wholeheartedly, and enthusiastically agree with your logic.

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  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    I'm not sure there's a Constitutional right to drink, but regardless, I don't have a problem restricting rights for children or young adults who aren't mature enough to handle the responsibility. However, that strengthens the argument that we should raise the voting age back up to 21.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The Supreme Court ruling in the case of The United States of America v. Miller (1939) states:

    "These show plainly enough that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. 'A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.' And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time."'

    For military service a male (to enlist with out parental consent) is 18. The age to register for the draft is 18. This was supported by the case of Aver v The United States in which the draft was ruled constitutional because all males between the ages of 18 and 36 constitute the militia and are subject to service to the government on demand and can be expected (as shown in the first case referenced) to provide their own firearms sufficient to met an armed force of the time.

    The cases which state that the age of duty as being 18 and stipulations for providing their own firearms would have to be overturned. Doing so would jeopardize the military in that the draft could also be ruled unconstitutional.

    As for drinking- if they are old enough to vote and die for this country then they are old enough to drink! The concept that alcohol is for adults is part of the reason that underage binge drinking takes place. To make alcohol a thing only adults are allowed to do puts a lot of peer pressure on youth to prove they are an adult even before they are 21 and getting drunk in some circles proves the person to be an adult. I am against having a minimum age for drinking. In Europe the alcoholism rate is much lower because of the way it is treated like any other liquid and not some scared sacrament of passage.

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  • 2 years ago

    Drinking is not and has never been a constitutional right.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    The drinking age, the age to buy a gun and the age to vote should be 19.

    Source(s): 'Con'
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  • 2 years ago

    Why should the gun age be 21 in a state like Nevada, Montana or Wyoming? LOL If Florida or California want to do that it shouldn't affect other states.

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