Some really with-it dudes in California have proposed 25 as the minimum age for gun ownership. I don't understand the thought process - if there is one - but anyway, I responded in another forum. My prose was/is so highfalutin that I am repeating it here (with minor editing): 'Illogical' is not a class-conscious adjective. Not so long ago, before the draft boards were mothballed again, 18 y.o. boys were ordered to take up arms and go into harm's way. Then it was decided that 18 y.o. girls and boys are actually women and men - adults, by golly; privileged to vote, and drink alcoholic beverages. Then it was 'well, maybe not the alcohol'; still adults though, can vote and be cannon fodder - and lets include the newly designated 'women' in that war stuff. Give 'em guns and send them 'into the breach'. Now you say 'No guns for them'? In the aggregate, that is just not logical. If 18 year-olds are responsible-for-themselves adults, they are part of the class 'adult citizens'. When we allow them to be singled out, we let the darkness in on the rest of us adults.