Should people under 18 be allowed to purchase guns without permission from their guardian?
It would depend on the maturity of the child. I know kids who were 9 (my cousins) who handled guns and knew they were for hunting and hunting only. but if your kid is mentally ill. absolutely not.
Their guardian is responsible for them, their safety, and their actions. They probably shouldn't be allowed to purchase anything without permission.
Anything? Even birth control?
No, it's in another poll, but that's a common sense exception I'd make based on demonstrable benefit. Same for a bicycle helmet, for example, if the parent didn't feel it necessary. Just pointing out parents are responsible and should pay attention.
How can I be responsible if I don't know what medications my child is on?
Ask her? I'm not sure how it works for routine birth control, but once the kid reaches the age of consent, it should no longer be up to the parent any more than the consent is. Emergency contraception is just that - there should be no barriers.
Double standard, Zod.
How so? When we say "kids" we're talking birth to age eighteen, but there are ages between those where they are automatically allowed by society to make increasingly challenging decisions. Doesn't change that the parents remain responsible.
Are you crazy?
Nope got my first gun when I was about 5 everybody should have a gun and really know how to use and handle them
Thank you razu. I think we need more southeastern people. We raise our kids with guns
No, no, no and no again.
You cannot buy a gun under 18 so there is no need for permission: YOU CANNOT
Legally, you can't buy a gun. Illegally though, you can do anything.
I'm 14 and live in ^ Colorado . It's not legal but it's super easy for me to buy guns weed property alcohol etc... Just cause it's illegal doesn't mean it's gonna stop anything. And too many people assume that because if my age I must be a thug and
Be reckless all the time. Nope! I have a stable job, I'm into politics and string theory, not drugs and sex
Where can you work at 14?
Dragon- I'm also curious where you could have a stable, responsible job at your age.
Family business in HVAC. Programming and virus removal. One that I'm not willing to speak about here cause it's illegal. And finally I get on computer networks, like schools and stores etc. and show them their weak spots and get paid to fix them. And
I've made a couple hundred with bit coin investments.
There is very little people under 18 should be allowed to do without parent permission
So only "very little people" under 18 should be allowed without consent? You're such a heightist!! :-)
No. The difference being, guns are prescribed by a doctor & don't fight/prevent any disease.
nor should they with a guardian ' s permission.
No, they shouldn't have a gun no adult in the home knows about...
I think a lot of places you can buy long guns at 17. You should move down south MJ.
Oops. Milkdud you should move down south.
I need to move down south...
You to MJ. Y'all would both fit in nice methinks.
I hope so!
I think minors can buy rifles here in NE. But I'm not a minor, so I haven't really looked into it.
I used to live in Texas for about 8 years, curt- San Antonio is pretty liberal as Texas goes, but still comfortably conservative compared to most of the rest of the country.
We'd still like to live there, but wanted to be closer to family.
Yeah ditto Austin. With all those hipsters.
If I moved to Texas I would go to Houston
I think any smaller town 30-60 miles outside a big city in Texas would be fine. There were several smaller towns outside of San Antonio we really liked. Good communities. Hill country would be ideal.
Heck no. I don't even trust most of them to drive.
Well I got bad news for you. I can get a gun and drive.
You are in New York. You can't even buy a soda over a certain size...
The Seal's gone rogue!
Only in the city. In Buffalo I can. Btw I'm looking at Loyola MD for college
Have fun in MD. I am currently in VA and will soon be moving to Japan. Maryland is even more liberal than New York. This last election was like 85% democrat.
Then I will go to Japan. Find you. Skin the bunny and make a hat
If you touch my bunny in a negative way, I'll be on you like a spider monkey.
I have already talked to your wife. She said you were too awkward ;)
She hasn't seen anyone threaten my bunny. I will go crazy to protect that little furry bastard.
Lol. Sure! XD
Btw have you checked on the bunny lately >:)
No, I've been in VA while he is in MD. I will get to see him on March 1st. I miss the little bugger.
Nothing left to miss
Don't test me boy.
I don't test. I tell.