HR 257 CHILD GUN SAFETY AND GUN ACCESS PREVENTION ACT OF 1997

IS RESTRICTING OUR YOUNG VOTERS RIGHTS A GOOD THING?

IS RESTRICTING OUR YOUNG VOTERS RIGHTS A GOOD THING?

In reading this HR, it becomes apparent that the 2nd Amendment rights of people between the ages of 18-21 would be violated. However, there are provisions in it I do agree with.  Click the pic to go to the HR.  Here is my letter to my reps on the matter;

HR 257: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2007

In reading this HR, I find that Sec. 2 is over-reaching and should be stricken in its entirety. There is no logical reason why the 2nd Amendment rights of a person between the age of 18 and 21 should be infringed and should not be allowed to have a “semi-automatic” rifle, no more that someone over the age of 21. That restriction will in no way prevent any gun related accident or crime that would be perpetrated by someone in that age group, just as it would not and did not when the Clinton Era Assault Gun Ban was in effect. Although I do disagree with Sec 2 of this HR, the remaining provisions I believe are worthy of support. I would like to add that I whole-heartedly agree with Sec 7 and 8 with the exception of Sec 7 (2)(c) that stipulates that the Attorney General will be responsible for issuing any regulations. It is my belief that this oversight should be the sole responsibility of each State either at the State Attorney General level or, at the discretion of the State Attorney General, may be delegated down to a lower level of administration and oversight. I urge that this HR be amended by striking Sec 2 in its entirety. If this is not done, I urge a down vote on this HR as it will infringe on the 2nd Amendment rights of persons between the ages of 18 and 21, who are by the way, of voting age and are eligible for military service.

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