Austin Seeks To Raise Legal Age To Purchase AR-15 Style Weapons

Austin Seeks To Raise Legal Age To Purchase AR-15 Style Weapons


Austin, Texas, joined a growing number of cities around the country, seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase an assault-style rifle from 18 to 21. 

The City Council voted on Friday to approve a resolution that would result in raising the age requirements.

According to the local Fox News affiliate, the approval was included in the June 16 Austin City Council meeting minutes.

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“This was prompted by Uvalde, by Buffalo, both situations where you had 18-year-olds who were legally able to purchase AR-15s and wreak destruction and to murder other people,” city council member Alison Alter told Fox.

The proposed change comes in the wake of several mass shootings, one of which left 21 dead in Uvalde, Texas, just two

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