Pete Buttigieg Open to Concept of Raising Minimum Age for Weapon Purchases

Pete Buttigieg Open to Concept of Raising Minimum Age for Weapon Purchases

Throughout a February 18, 2020, CNN city center, presidential enthusiastic Pete Buttigieg showed he is open to the concept of raising the legal age for gun purchases.

CNN host Erin Burnett pointed out that the Parkland high school aggressor purchased his rifle lawfully at age 19, then kept in mind that Florida reacted to the shooting by raising the minimum purchase age to 21.

She asked Buttigieg if he would support raising the age federally and he said, “I would be very open up to that. We have to do whatever we can to save lives.”

Buttigieg likewise voiced support for an “attack weapon” ban and universal background checks. He claimed that “the huge bulk, not just of Democrats, but of Republicans, and weapon owners, currently believe we ought to do.”

He said universal background checks have “eighty or ninety percent assistance in America,” and Congress still can not pass it.

He did not provide any substantiation for his claim on weapon owners’ supposed support for universal background checks.

On February 20, 2019, Breitbart News reported that over 90 percent of NRA member oppose universal background checks.

Previous NRA president Marion Hammer used an Ammoland column to explain that the views of NRA members are in fact 180 degrees removed from those represented by the claims of Democrats and Democrat surrogates in weapon control groups around the country.

Hammer wrote, “Over 92 percent [of NRA members] oppose background look at sales in between civilians.”

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