Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) on NBC stated he is “very skeptical” regarding increasing the minimum age requirement to 21 for certain gun purchases.
Partial transcript as follows:
TODD: On the idea of raising the age to buy an assault weapon to the age of 21, are you supportive of that?
TOOMEY: I’m very skeptical of that because the vast majority of 18, 19, 20, 21 years are law abiding citizens that are not a threat to anyone. I’m willing to hear the debate on the other side of this, but I’m skeptical.
TODD What about the AR-15 specifically. is there an argument to be made that something that powerful, you could make an exception for some hunting rifles, but something that powerful?
TOOMEY: There are a lot of hunting riffles that are as powerful as the AR-15. The difference between the AR-15 and a lot of commonly sold rifles are just cosmetic.