Sunday, March 2, 2014


Folks took Alphecca to task about his position that maybe 21 year olds should be the lowest age that CCW permits are issued.

I sort of sympathize.  Commenters come back with "they let me carry an M16 rifle when I was 19 and in teh Marines and things were just fine."

Well, they were also in a unit, shepharded by a Sergeant and iron bound to discipline.  The 19 year old is part of a discipline unit.  He is not an individual, he is part of a larger whole.

Can a 19 year old be mature enough to go it alone, outside the Platoon?  Yes.  But is it the safe way to bet?

1 comment:

Sigman said...

Having become a badge wearing, gun toting cop at 18, I'd say no. I didn't think so at the time, but looking back, I wouldn't hire me in the same circumstance.