Gun Shop Owners Say Age Should Not Be Raised To Buy Guns

On Thursday, President Trump endorsed stricter gun control which could include raising the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 years old.

This comes after last week’s school shooting in Florida and the response from students coming to the White House asking for gun regulations.

President Trump also mentioned strengthening background checks with an emphasis on mental health as well as ending the sale of bump stocks, a tool used to transform a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon.

We spoke with local gun shop owners who feel raising the age isn’t needed, but other measures are important.

“It’s kind of debatable, if a kid can fight for his country at 18 why can’t he drink and drive and have a fire arm at 18. I think we need to improve the security at the schools, they should have metal detectors, bullet proof glass, locking doors, so that they cants get in,” says Carl Carlson, owner of Carl’s Sports Shop.

Lawmakers are still considering the suggestions.