To raise the minimum firearms purchase age to 21 means 18 year olds will go outside the present purchase path, go directly to ways that circumvent background checks in acquiring a firearm.
After age 18, a parent no longer has access to a child's medical records, may not know what care they are receiving, or know what meds they are on.
But with age now rising to 21 for firearms purchases in some states, or at some retailers, it's likely parents will still be their buyers, as they now are for 15, 16 or 17 year olds.
Raising the gun purchase age actually obstructs the background check process rather than enhancing it.
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