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About Jeffrey Swanson

Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Faculty Affiliate, Duke Center for Firearms Law. See more: https://psychiatry.duke.edu/faculty/jeffrey-w-swanson-ma-phd.

Written by Jeffrey Swanson

Lowering the Federal Minimum Age for Handgun Purchase from 21 to 18 is a Bad Decision

Posted by on July 14, 2021

The first time I fired a gun, my dad placed a pillow on my skinny shoulder to cushion the kick and held me firmly from behind. It was a closely supervised moment. The idea that I might have had a legal “right” to just go buy a gun and shoot on my own would not […]