Should there be more restrictions on who is allowed to purchase firearms? Why or why not? What additional restrictions for firearm control might be more effective?
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According to Freedman, the following are allowed to buy a gun legally unless prohibited by state, federal or local laws:
• 18 or older to buy a rifle or shotgun
• 21 or older for a handgun
• Gun must be purchased from a federally-licensed dealer
• Must submit to a background check using FBI database
Furthermore, he stated the categories of people who are not allowed to purchase guns under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968:
Fugitives, illegal aliens, those from mental ...
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