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Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns

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The gunman responsible for this week's massacre in Uvalde was able to buy two AR-15s days after his 18th birthday. Under federal law, Americans buying handguns from licensed dealers must be at least 21. That trumps Texas law, which only requires buyers of any type of firearm to be 18 or older.
1 month ago·Uvalde, United States

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Raw Story

Why 18-year-olds in Texas can buy AR-15s but not handguns

The fact that the gunman responsible for this week’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, was able to buy two AR-15s days after his 18th birthday highlights how much easier it is for Americans to purchase rifles than handguns.Under federal law, Americans buying handguns from licensed dealers must be at least 21, which would have precluded Salvador Ramos from buying that type of weapon. That trumps Texas law, which only requires buyers of any type of firea…

1 month ago·United States
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The Daily Beast

Uvalde’s GOP Congressman Won’t Answer Why 18-Year-Olds Can Buy Assault Rifles

Gonzales repeatedly refused to answer an NBC reporter’s question on why teens can legally purchase an AR-15.

1 month ago·United States
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Crikey

Why 18-year-olds in Texas can legally buy assault rifles

Permissive regulations have been in place for nearly 200 years. This week's school shooting has prompted lawmakers to challenge them.The post Why 18-year-olds in Texas can legally buy assault rifles appeared first on Crikey.

1 month ago·Australia
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San Antonio Current

Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns

This week’s massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.

1 month ago
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The Texas Tribune

Why 18-year-olds can buy AR-15s in Texas but not handguns

This week’s massacre in Uvalde highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns. The shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday.

1 month ago·Austin, United States
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Second Nexus

Reporter Asks Uvalde's GOP Rep. Why 18-Year-Olds Need To Buy An AR-15–And Things Got Awkward

Uvalde, Texas GOP Representative Tony Gonzales refused to answer why an 18-year-old needs an AR-15.

1 month ago
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