At what age are you "too old" to buy a firearm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Driving for sure.

    This is what I am getting at everyone, allowing aged based discrimination, no matter how good of an idea we think it is in a given circumstance, opens pandora's box for endless discrimination and restrictions on your rights as an American citizen.
    So let's just let everyone do whatever they want whenever they want. Should work out just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Driving for sure.

    This is what I am getting at everyone, allowing aged based discrimination, no matter how good of an idea we think it is in a given circumstance, opens pandora's box for endless discrimination and restrictions on your rights as an American citizen.
    Exactly!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    So let's just let everyone do whatever they want whenever they want. Should work out just fine.
    Now you are picking up what I am putting down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Age is a Federally protected class.
    I was speaking specifically from my idea. To lump age in with other real forms of discrimination is ridiculous to me. If a business wants to prohibit or refuse service to someone based on age I have zero problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I was speaking specifically from my idea. To lump age in with other real forms of discrimination is ridiculous to me. If a business wants to prohibit or refuse service to someone based on age I have zero problem with it.
    What about the opposite, what if a business decides to sell to someone underage? It's basically the same thing, but when you look at selling to someone underage it looks much worse...but it's basically the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Driving for sure.

    This is what I am getting at everyone, allowing aged based discrimination, no matter how good of an idea we think it is in a given circumstance, opens pandora's box for endless discrimination and restrictions on your rights as an American citizen.
    When your rights as an American citizen directly affect the safety of other citizens you forfeit those rights. Driving is definitely one of those rights that should be forfeited if you are a hazard, specifically elderly citizens. I'd be perfectly fine with a law that after you turn 70 you have to pass a driver safety course every couple of years in order to keep your license. That is perfectly reasonable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    What about the opposite, what if a business decides to sell to someone underage? It's basically the same thing, but when you look at selling to someone underage it looks much worse...but it's basically the same.
    But aren't there reasons why we have age restrictions? We as a society at one point or another said we don't think people under the age of 18 should be able to buy cigarettes, guns, fireworks, etc. because they are either not mature enough physically or mentally to make such decisions. If a business disagrees and says 18 is fine, but we don't believe people are really able to make those kind of decisions for themselves until they are 21, I have no problem with that. To me that is the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    But aren't there reasons why we have age restrictions? We as a society at one point or another said we don't think people under the age of 18 should be able to buy cigarettes, guns, fireworks, etc. because they are either not mature enough physically or mentally to make such decisions. If a business disagrees and says 18 is fine, but we don't believe people are really able to make those kind of decisions for themselves until they are 21, I have no problem with that. To me that is the difference.
    I disagree I guess...if the law says I can buy a beer, buy a gun, drive a car or vote at a given age, then no one should be able to impeed me without due cause, just because they disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    When your rights as an American citizen directly affect the safety of other citizens you forfeit those rights. Driving is definitely one of those rights that should be forfeited if you are a hazard, specifically elderly citizens. I'd be perfectly fine with a law that after you turn 70 you have to pass a driver safety course every couple of years in order to keep your license. That is perfectly reasonable to me.
    Cell phones with capability of texting while driving?

    Cars that go over 75?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I disagree I guess...if the law says I can buy a beer, buy a gun, drive a car or vote at a given age, then no one should be able to impeed me without due cause, just because they disagree.
    That's just where we will have to agree to disagree. I think a business should retain that right on the basis of age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    Cell phones with capability of texting while driving?

    Cars that go over 75?
    Texting while driving and going over 75 are technically against the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Texting while driving and going over 75 are technically against the law.
    So is shooting someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Texting while driving and going over 75 are technically against the law.
    Not in west Texas. But even at 85 MPH it takes forever to get anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    So is shooting someone.
    Obviously. Where are you going with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    I donít believe age discrimination is a real thing. At least not how I define discrimination. Discrimination to me has to be without basis. So things like race, gender, sexual orientation would be without basis. Age has a very defined and accepted basis with which to discriminate. I have zero problem with refusing service based on age. I often disagree (such as the drinking age) and Iím not sure I agree with Dickís decision, but there is a reason behind it that usually makes sense.
    To keep this narrow, in regards to Dick's desicion to only sell guns to those 21 and older, what is the reason that makes sense?

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