Dianne Feinstein Pushes Minimum Age of 21 to Buy ‘High Capacity’ Magazines

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., attends the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, nominee to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the …
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is pushing for a minimum age of 21 for the purchase of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines.

Feinstein’s office announced her push for a minimum purchase age, referring to the legislation as the Age 21 Act.

Her office noted that the Act is a response to the May 14, 2022, Buffalo attack in which the “shooter was an 18-year-old who was legally allowed to purchase an assault rifle, even though it remains illegal for anyone under 21 to buy a handgun.”

Feinstein said, “The recent shooting in Buffalo showed us yet again the tragic consequences when young people can so easily obtain a deadly assault weapon. This bill won’t prevent all mass shootings, but it’s a small step that I hope will start to bring some sense of sanity back to our nation concerning firearms. It makes no sense that it’s illegal for someone under 21 to buy a handgun or even a beer, yet can legally buy an assault weapon.”

The Act 21 Act is co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

Feinstein did not explain how the government will monitor magazine sales to ensure that only people 21 and over purchase those that hold ten-plus rounds.

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