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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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    21 thru 25 of 40 comments     1   2   3   4  [ 5 ] ...   
    On 03/12/04
    Zack from AZ said:
    I don't want to be able to carry a gun at 16. If I can carry a gun at 16 then any crime I commit with said gun should warrant a punishment normally reserved for adults. If kids think they're ready to take on one adult responsibility, like arming one's self for a militia to defend one's own liberties, then they should take on all adult responsibilities. I think the "let kids have guns because that would be cool dude" comments are a direct result of the mass appeal of firearms for settling disputes. Firearms are for keeping the government at bay, not your fellow civilian.
    On 03/12/04
    Marissa from WA said:
    In my opinion, kids shouldnt be allowed to have guns. If we aren't responsable enough to drink or vote at our age than we shouldn't be able to have a gun no matter what. Even adults aren't responsable with guns so what makes people think kids will?-Marissa
    On 01/14/04
    zack from WA said:
    im 19 and i think that kid over the age of 18 should be able to carry a gun i know that you think that teenager are not responsable but i know a lot of kid that are more mature than some adults i know and i think that they should have a class for kid who want to carry a so they know how to use it properly i think 18 is a good age to beable to carry a gun for protection
    On 01/10/04
    kid from AZ said:
    Kids shoud be able to carry guns
    On 01/03/04
    John from WA said:
    Oh cmon let kids have guns.........that would rock
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