Idea to limit assault weapon sales to certain ages rejected by Louisiana Senate

The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected Tuesday legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons for those under age of 21.

New Orleans Democratic Sen. Troy Carter said the restriction is reasonable and necessary given the spate of recent mass shootings that killed dozens of people, such as the 58 murdered in Las Vegas in October and the 17 students and teachers shot to death at a Florida high school in February. In both incidents the shooters used legally purchased guns capable of firing a high volume of bullets with the squeeze of the trigger.

The Florida shooter was 18 years old when he legally purchased the assault rifle he used on former classmates…

 

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