18-Year-Olds Can Now Buy Guns

People as young as 18 can now buy and own handguns in South Carolina. Governor Mark Sanford signed a bill into law Wednesday to lower the minimum age from 21. Full Story
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john

Piedmont, SC

#290 Apr 12, 2008
i am also willing to say there are some very mature 18 year olds and there are some very stupid 18 year olds but there are also some very stupid 21 and above year olds as well.....so it doesn't really have to do with age...you are an adult at 18 anyway...i think it is a good idea honestly..
philip

San Francisco, CA

#291 Jun 27, 2008
GUNS save lives. people kill people. im for 18yo adults to carry guns to protect themselves at school. this will prevent school shootings.
philip

San Francisco, CA

#292 Jun 27, 2008
if the students at vt had guns do you think that maniac killing would have shot all those people? NO! he would have been shot and many lives saved! period.

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Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#293 Jul 15, 2008
Bullcountry Girl wrote:
but yet they can't drink? Makes no sense. I'm all for guns, I own several myself, but if ya can't buy alcohol, you shouldn't be able to buy guns. I do agree with the military thing though. As for The Great Gov. Sanford, I really can't stand him. He has done nothing good for this state. I'm very disappointed in him, and will be glad when he's out of office. Then maybe someone with some common sense will be elected.
SO, HOW ABOUT ONLY VETRANS OWN GUNS AT THAT AGE? Actually, I'm all for only vetrans owning guns period. Ah, but that is surely just a dream... gun types are religiously passionate about being able to waste one and another.

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Since: Jul 08

SUBURBIA

#294 Jul 15, 2008
philip wrote:
if the students at vt had guns do you think that maniac killing would have shot all those people? NO! he would have been shot and many lives saved! period.
So they would have had to have their guns in school! YOU! OUT OF THE GENE POOL NOW, YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO BREED!!! LOG OFF, NEUTER YOURSELF AND GET AN EDUCATION!!! ya, let's bring our guns to class, ugh! f#$%ng retards
no that cant be

United States

#295 Sep 30, 2009
how is our gov gonna sign a bill for 18 yrs to be able to buy guns and he wouldn't take the money from obama. if the doesn't cry out dumb red neck I don't know what else does .

“I'm wanted... Dead or Alive”

Since: Aug 09

Easley, SC

#297 Oct 20, 2009
Does anyone really think that the ones that are planning a school shooting are gonna go to the gun store, buy a gun with their real ID, and do it all legally? If you believe that, then you are the idiot. It's just that simple. If the laws really affected the criminals, then there would be no crime. Obviously that is not the case. If you read the story, Wyoming has no set age. So by many of these theories on here, they should have a verry high crime rate. Right? The state only had 10 murders all of last year. I havent heard of any school shootings in Wyoming. So how can this "logic" be?

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Since: Aug 09

Easley, SC

#298 Oct 20, 2009
taylor wrote:
This is so unexceptable. We have so much violence going on as it is and he goes and lower the age to buy hand guns, how dum is that. I thought they were trying to prevent kids from killing kids but I guess not.
How does allowing 18 years olds to buy guns promoting killing anything? Guns are used in self defense also. Maybe, just maybe, criminals will start to think "what if this person has a gun too" before they go to rob someone.

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Since: Aug 09

Easley, SC

#299 Oct 20, 2009
flightsoldier wrote:
What kind of idiots do we have in the State House. Mark Sanford vetoes a heart center in Lexington County and gives kids the right to own and carry a pistol. How stupid are our representatives? Who ever voted for this law should be voted out. They should also be held liable for the shootings that are going to take place. This should be called the THUG LAW. Oh, I just thought of a question they should ask on the form. They should ask ... Do you plan on killing someone with this gun? I sure do feel safe knowing that
they will answer truthfully.
Most of the "thugs" that want guns aren't going to go into a store to buy them. They will buy them out of someone's trunk. So a law will not prevent that anyways.
WTH

United States

#300 Jan 26, 2010
People that are going to break the law and unjustly kill people are able to get guns at any age because they can get them in a ally somewhere from someone else breaking the law. If you think people are going to buy guns FROM A STORE and use them to harm innocent people then you are hugely uninformed. I was looking at what weapons I could purchase at 18 for self defense because my dog freaked out at something last night and it made me realize that it could be someone at the door trying to break in. While looking for what I could purchase I came across this meagerly liberal post and stared reading some of the truly idiotic liberal morons thinking people that would legally buy a gun would go through the trouble just to break the laws. People in gang DO NOT get their weapons at a gun store. If they did we would be able to trace all the violence from that person back to the weapon and the buyer. You people need to wake up see how full of crap your head is.
Christian

United States

#301 Jan 27, 2011
I'm 18 and I'll be purchasing one for personal/private protection and security within my home. I'll be going into Law Enforcement when I graduate from college, and my reasons are justified for wanting to purchase/own a handgun. I'm a responsible and honorable person, and I truly respect human life and hold it in high regards. This law will benefit many people who DO need the protection a personal weapon can provide.
scguy

Mooresville, NC

#302 Feb 24, 2011
If u are old enough to get killed in war u are old enough to buy a gun or have a drink in my book. The problem is parents dont teach the safety of guns enough. Even if the age was thirty kids will still have guns. And all of u that are against it really need to find something better to complain about
funny people

Columbia, SC

#303 May 6, 2011
I love the fact that all of you think that all 18 year old's are stupid. Not all of us are like that there are very good reasons why 18 year old's need hand guns. Like the fact that most 18 year old's are heading off to college in other states and they may need protection just like the rest of you. Other reasons to get a hand gun would be for scholarships so they can afford college. Yes they do have scholarships for being able to shoot a hand gun. The fact is that every 18 year old is not immature. A lot of adults are way more immature than a lot of 18 year old's. You just have to look at it the right way. Sure some 18 year old's may shoot other people but so will some adult's.

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