The federal government has established you have to be 21 to purchase a handgun. It seems to me absurd that you can be 18 years old and purchase a group of firearms that, when used in crimes, contribute to 135% more injuries and 37% more deaths.
Campaign Manager at I-1693
Lawsuits to ballot: Washington set for gun control vote
[Fact: In 2017 Washington had one murder attributed to the use of a rifle, 75 to the use of handguns, 36 to the use of a knife or cutting instrument, and 18 to hands, fists, feet, etc. This fact is from the 2017 FBI Uniform Crime Report.
Technically, Paolini may actually be correct. Notice the “when used in crimes” phrase. The thing is, it’s extremely rare for this class of guns to be used in crimes. Paolini is deliberately being extremely deceptive. It is an integral part of the anti-gun culture.—Joe]