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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beechwoodfan View Post
    I wonder how many new gun purchasers are over the age of 65. My guess is that older folks already have those guns and are not out buying new ones.

    I know that in psychiatry, when we have older folks with dementia, we specifically ask family if there are guns in the house and ask them to remove them. Folks with dementia have a lot of paranoia that causes them to be violent.

    That being said, we likely only affect a small percentage of older folks with guns. We probably will never have a law taking their guns away and may have to rely on family to do so. Guess that point is for another thread.

    That being said, there are probably a lot of sharp old codgers out there who are far more reliable and proficient than your average 18 year old!
    Excellent points and more reasons these powerful Corporations will eventually decide that at a certain age American citizens are too old to purchase a firearm.
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    Old folks with firearms are not a big enough threat to worry about. They would injure themselves or a loved one at most. Yes it would be sad, but we are facing bigger issues with bad guys and crazy folks shooting up multiple victims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    The primary reason anyone would need a gun to defend themselves is because there's too many guns circulating throughout our country to begin with.

    Gun rights activists promote the freedom to gun ownership which now has created an astronomical number of guns being owned throughout the land, which creates the need for so many others who might not have felt the need to own a gun now feeling the need to own a gun, which leads to even more guns in more hands.

    More guns in more hands leads to more guns in the wrong hands, which leads to more gun deaths, and an even more unsafe society.

    An unsafe society makes it hard to argue for gun restrictions when so many now feel the need to own guns to defend themselves, which under the current conditions of our unsafe society it has created as a dangerous side affect a legitimate argument for the rights and need to own them, which all for the sake of rights and freedoms have put our society in a more harmful and unsafe condition which forces our culture to need them versus not needing them.

    As an end result we've created a culture of hell, and a reason to believe that now because of, gun restrictions would make us unsafe with our inability to defend ourselves in a culture where there are so many guns.

    Though I struggle to find an adequate analogy this might be like if someone felt that their city needed to hire twice as many firemen than they have, they'd on purpose start setting fires everywhere to create the need to back up their claim that their city needed more firemen.

    Whereas the so many people who are not gun enthusiasts (and there are many) might want gun restrictions and wish for a culture without so many guns, because there already are so many guns they'll have a hard time convincing others that there should be gun restrictions when with under the current conditions of too many guns in our society it's hardly a legitimate argument when people now are forced to have adequate ways to defend themselves from too many other gun owners.

    While it's not the way many would like our society to be, it's the way our society has become, and while gun enthusiasts will never admit it, it is they who have caused this problem all for the sake of their rights and freedoms, which ultimately has been counter productive for our culture's safety.

    The idea that gun enthusiasts feel discriminated against is like an arsonist ridiculously arguing that since they enjoy setting fires, why shouldn't they be able to even though it is ultimately harmful to everyone else.

    As an unwelcome end result though because of how unsafe our culture has become with too many guns, the argument made by gun rights activists for the right to own a gun to defend themselves is a legitimate one and hard to argue against.

    Congratulations gun enthusiasts....YOU WIN !!! .... and as a counter productive result our culture is ultimately now more unsafe... Good going guys!!!
    Not sure I've ever disagreed more with a post.

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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.
    Were you as passionate about Neon's not admitting anyone under the age of 25 back in the 90's? In broader terms, if a bar says we won't admit anyone under the age of 30 for whatever reason the owner feels like using, do you have an issue with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MentschTrachtGottLacht View Post
    Were you as passionate about Neon's not admitting anyone under the age of 25 back in the 90's? In broader terms, if a bar says we won't admit anyone under the age of 30 for whatever reason the owner feels like using, do you have an issue with that?
    I had no idea they did that at Neon's but I do know they quickly went out business.

    On the under 30 question, I would have to think about it.

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    Just like when we had Politics on BGP these thread are causing too many issues among too many members so we are done.

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