One of the areas which most people would say that progress has been made in the U.S. is in the area of discrimination. Unless indoctrinated with victimhood propaganda, most people would agree that people, regardless of race, sex, or any other characteristic, are treated more equally than, probably, ever in American history.
But, now, anti-2A politicians in one state have decided that not all legal-aged adults are actually equal.
Yes, one group is being discriminated against. Roy Francis gives us the details:
A new Colorado law will raise the legal gun buying age from 18 to 21 years of age on Monday.
The new law, SB23-169, is part of a collection of new “gun reform” laws that were approved and signed by Governor Jared Polis (D-Colo.) in the spring.
The law will go into effect statewide on Monday, with the only exceptions being active members of the United States military, peace officers, and people who have been certified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training board.
The sponsors of the new law clarified that this was not meant to criminalize legal gun owners, but to protect the young people of the state. The State Majority House Leader, Monica Duran (D-Colo.), said that this law is a result of the increase in domestic violence.
That’s right, adults aged 18-20 can serve in the military, can be thrown in adult jails, and can do all kinds of things since they are legal adults. Except buy guns in Colorado, apparently, where they are still considered children.
So, this begs the question: How is this not discrimination? And if this is allowed to stand (it’s already being challenged in court), what will that mean for other rights that adults have in that state? Could they be compromised, too?
We’ll have to see what happens with this law, but as it stands, it appears to clearly be a violation of the principle of equal treatment under the law.