Rittenhouse case underscores why nationwide age floor of 21 is needed for guns
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Since 1984, the nationwide legal drinking age has been 21 for good reasons. Young people’s brains are still developing, which affects their judgment and cognitive abilities. That, along with raging hormones, boosts the chances of impulsive decision-making. It’s a dumb idea to add alcohol to an already unstable mix. It makes even less sense to add firearms to that unstable mix. Perhaps it’s time to start applying the same age restrictions on firearms that federal law places on alcohol. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Wisconsin underscores what happens when a fully loaded, semi-automatic firearm i...