SB 87 VOTE:NO – Died In Committee
Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB0087
Committee assigned to bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/SJUD/Overview
There are many responsible 18, 19 and 20 year olds who have served our country in the armed services. Those outstanding folks were trusted with weapons far more lethal than the small arms available to law-abiding citizens. This punishes all by restricting rights, rather than addressing the tiny number who are the problem, and is tantamount to raising the age for drivers licenses to 21 because a few 16 to 20-year-olds have intentionally used a car in a way which caused death or injury. No other enumerated rights are dependent on the age. We allow 18 year olds to vote. We hold 18 year olds (and sometimes younger) as responsible adults for crimes they commit. Why should the right to firearms ownership be suspended for law abiding 18-20 year olds?