HB 2006 Sets gun ownership at 21

VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Measures/Overview/HB2006
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2023R1/Committees/HJUD/Overview

Chief Sponsors of this bill: Representative Evans, Reynolds, Grayber, Kropf
Regular Sponsors: Representative Dexter, Fahey, Walters

This bill prohibits person under 21 years of age from possessing firearms with specified exceptions. Punishes by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Prohibits person from transferring certain firearms to recipient person knows, or reasonably should know, is under 21 years of age. Punishes by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Specifies exceptions.

Some consistence is needed. What is the age of an adult? 18? 21? 16? They argue that kids are mentally mature to vote at 16. They have already determined they are adult enough to be responsible for adult sex at 15 and can change their sex and seek health care without parent consent at 15.  18 is the age for Selective Service registration, get a driver’s license,  pay Income tax, and Vote. Buy a firearm to learn ownership responsibilities is consistent at 18 with other responsibilities.

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