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    Question: Why don't kids have the right to carry guns?

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    Laws are set to protect kids and adults when dangerous instruments are involved. This applies to driving a car as well as to possession of guns. In Arizona, the law states that kids under the age of 18 are not allowed to carry guns.(A.R.S. § 13-3111). This law also provides some exceptions where kids are allowed to have and use a gun under certain restricted conditions.

    For example, a kid can carry a gun if he or she is with a parent, grandparent, qualified hunter safety instructor, or qualified firearms safety instructor as long as there is permission from a parent or guardian. When involved in lawful hunting or shooting events or marksmanship practice, kids between the ages of 14 and 18 are allowed to be in possession of a firearm.(A.R.S. § 13-3111). Because there are many exceptions and details in this statute, you may want to read the law or consult a gun expert or lawyer before actually possessing a firearm.

     


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    On 02/12/09
    Rick T from PA said:
    I don't think we should let little kids go running around with guns but maybe 13 and up should be allowed if they pass a qualification course. I am 15 and think it would be great if I were allowed to carry a concealed firearm but I live in PA where you even have to apply for a permit just to carry pepper spray!
    On 01/08/09
    Lucas from IN said:
    i think we should be able to carry guns because somebody might come up to them and try to kidnap them...and if we all had a gun with us then we could shoot them in the foot or the knee so we would have a chance to run away
    On 10/22/08
    kyle from IN said:
    i think teens should be able to carry a gun because not all kids are goin to go around and killing people.with all the crime in the world right now and alot of its is adults verse children, i think it should be ok as long as they know how to use it.so, for all you parents that are the (safety first parents) wouldnt you want the thought of your child being safe,if i was a parent,i would.
    On 10/22/08
    jane from ME said:
    no because it would be a lot of killing in the world today do you want another colobine shooting
    On 07/11/08
    from AL said:
    Rights do not depend on laws.
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