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Lawmaker proposes to raise age for assault rifle purchase


February 23, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the wake of a deadly shooting at a Florida high school, an Alabama lawmaker on Thursday proposed to raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 or similar weapon from 18 to 21.

Rep. Juandalynn Givan, a Democrat from Birmingham, said teenagers should not be able to purchase such deadly weapons.

A teenager killed 17 people in a Florida school last week after purchasing an AR-15.

"To me it's inconceivable that someone could purchase an assault weapon anywhere in this country at age 18 but can't purchase a handgun in most places until you're 21 years of age," Givan s...

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