Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is now urging Congress to raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21 while simultaneously asking the nation’s leaders to lower the voting age to just 16.
“A 16-year-old in 2021 possesses a wisdom and a maturity that comes from 2021 challenges, 2021 hardships, and 2021 threats,” Pressley said in March of last year. “Now is the time for us to demonstrate the courage that matches the challenges of the modern-day 16- and 17-year-old.”
From Fox News:
“Squad” Rep. Ayanna Pressley wants to lower the voting age to 16 but also wants to raise the age to buy a firearm to 21.
Pressley, a progressive House Democrat, is one of the many members of her ideological wing pushing for the voting age to be lowered to 16.
However, the Massachusetts lawmaker simultaneously wants to raise the age to buy a gun to 21.
Pressley did not respond to Fox News Digital’s question as to why she believes 16-year-olds are mature enough to vote but 20-year-olds are not mature enough to buy a gun.
The Massachusetts Democrat unsuccessfully tried to push an amendment to the House Democrats’ voting rights overhaul bill last year, with the amendment failing handily with a 302-125 vote.