Or it could be that someone with more than an ounce of brains laid out the likelihood of an age 21 limit being ruled unconstitutional.
Current law limits sale by FFL dealers, but not ownership of pistols to people under age 21. This new proposal would have cut off sales of all firearms to adults age 18-20.
This would be a violation of the equal protection clause in the 14th, as well as a violation of the 2nd. While Kennedy MIGHT have gone along with the violation of the 2nd, he would never have supported the violation of the 14th.
Please read the following by renowned Constitutional attorney and dedicated anti-gun advocate Alan Dershowitz.
“Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming that it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a safety hazard, don’t see the danger of the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.“
Dershowitz proposes repealing or replacing the 2nd because he understands the dangers of creating precedent for nullifying the Constitution via the courts. The 2nd would be only the beginning.