Gun-Maker Stocks Slump After Florida Imposes Age Restriction On Gun Purchases, Bans Bump Stocks

Shares of gunmakers American Outdoor and Sturm Ruger tumbled to session lows as Florida Governor Rick Scott commented that his state will require all gun purchasers to be aged 21 or above, and additionally bans all sales and purchases of bump stocks.

“I know there are some who are advocating a mass takeaway of 2nd amendment rights for all Americans. That is not the answer”

“We will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” Florida Governor Rick Scott says in press conference (noting that exceptions will be created for active duty and reserve military and spouses, National Guard members and law enforcement).

Scott will work with legislature over next two weeks on plan that will focus on gun laws, school safety, and mental health.

“I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun”


"We can't trust the federal process, which is why we have to make these changes here in Florida,"

"We will completely ban the purchase or sale of bump stocks,"

Furthermore, Scott noted that the state would invest $500m in school safety plan after shooting, and calls for law enforcement officers in public schools.

Florida to establish funding to require access to dedicated mental health counselors at every school.

The goal of this plan of action is to make massive changes in protecting our schools, provide significantly more resources for mental health, and do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of those dealing with mental problems or threatening harm to themselves or others."

RGR and AOBC are down around 4% today...


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Buckaroo Banzai pods Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:07 Permalink

Well this will be interesting. So Florida has set a precedent that a state can arbitrarily limit access to Constitutionally-guaranteed rights by age? Not that anybody cares about the Constitution, but if anybody did, this would be clearly unconstitutional. The slippery slope here is pretty obvious. By 2050, you'll have to be 65 years old to exercise your constitutional right to bear arms.

Of course if this works, they'll use the same strategy to go after your First Amendment rights.

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7thGenMO BarkingCat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:09 Permalink

+1, and probably one of the questions required to purchase a firearm will be, "Have you ever been prescribed mood altering medications?", regardless of whether you were a minor at the time and the doctor prescribed it because your teacher thought it would help you conform better to the requirements of state education.

Another small step toward a Society of Control.

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Bigern Killtruck Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:36 Permalink

What about the chemical section in hardware stores? Will there be proof of age to purchase ammonia, bleach, aluminum foil, or fuel? Those who desire to kill will continue to do so. Imagination and desire are infinite, and the Satan is the king of both. 

If the spirit problem is not addressed, these killings will continue to accelerate in frequency. The "medications" oft mentioned eliminate sobriety and self-control in the individual. This softens them up to invasion by demonic entities. Persons who are inhabited are no longer in full control of themselves, having given over to that other creature. Those who reject they Holy Spirit are going to house some other spirit. Those who are on these drugs, are wide open to spiritual habitation. The blood of the Lamb is the only defense against demons.

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pickupthatcan pods Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:11 Permalink

The FBI knew about Cruz and did nothing.

The BCSO knew about Cruz and did nothing.

The school resource officer (A BCSO Deputy) pussed out and hid.


So we have total failure from .gov, yet they want to penalize and impose restrictions on the law abiding.  How about a fuck you.  Come and take them.

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greenskeeper carl slightlyskeptical Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

i just hate how all these people are such pussies and won't tell it how it is. Scott's statement here, and rubios pathetic showing on CNN are infuriating. Under existing law, this guy shouldn't have had guns, and probably should have been baker acted if he was talking about shooting up a school, but the local cops and FBI fucked up by the numbers. They should be saying that these agencies already have laws the laws they need, and existing regulations, if properly enforced, likely would have prevented this shooting, so I fail to see how further infringing on the rights of the law abiding will accomplish anything other than to assuage the emotions of the feeble minded. 

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Expat DownWithYogaPants Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:58 Permalink

Where is your outrage on driving, voting, drinkiing and joining the military?  Or retirement, the minimum age to be president or vice-president?

The Constitution has no problems at all with age restrictions, so if you are arguing from a Constitutional point of view, you are wrong.  If you are arguing simply that everyone should be able to buy and own a gun no matter his age, then you are just an asshole.

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pods Expat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:08 Permalink

The only thing you specified that is actually constitutional is the president and VP.  

The issue is of natural rights. The right to self defense.  There is no age restriction on that.

So, yes, I am an asshole, because I believe in the inalienable right to self-defense.


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Buckaroo Banzai Expat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:13 Permalink

Last time I checked the Constitution, neither voting, nor drinking, nor military service, were Constitutionally guaranteed rights.

The right to bear arms, on the other hand, is guaranteed. And in fact, it's a special right that "shall not be infringed". None of the other rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights were endowed with the "shall not be infringed" language.


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divingengineer Expat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:14 Permalink

Rallying support to amend the constitution would be the more proper way to tackle this. I don't think the 21 year age barrier is "draconian". Young people, especially young men, don't have the maturity or wherewithal that they did in the 70s or even the 80s for whatever reasons. But getting bipartisan support to sensible changes that do not impinge people's rights is out of the question in this political atmosphere. 

IN MY OPINION, which is worth just that. 

I am solidly sure that crazy people should not be buying guns, these last couple kids that shot up schools were not borderline, they were totally and unambiguously batshit nuts. 

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Buckaroo Banzai divingengineer Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:22 Permalink

The problem with your logic is, the Jews behind the anti-gun movement (which is really an anti-white movement, when you think it through), realize that time is running out for them. Constitutional amendments were really hard to push through even back when Jews controlled all mass communications channels. Thanks to the internet it's going to be almost impossible for them to do it now. Look at where we are today: people didn't start questioning the Sandy Hoax narrative until weeks or even months after the "shootings". But the Las Vegas and Parkland narratives began to collapse just days into the media hoaxing process.

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Buckaroo Banzai I am Groot Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:38 Permalink

There were plenty of Dutch and Portuguese Jews...and French and British Jews. Jews are everywhere. Do you know what the word "diaspora" means? Take responsibility for your ignorance and educate yourself.

As far as niggers selling niggers into slavery, well, of course they did. They are niggers after all. One thing niggers couldn't do back then was cross oceans (shit I'm not sure they could even do it today without outside help). And that's where the Jews came in handy.

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a Smudge by an… Expat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:24 Permalink

Since "30 is the new 20" and "kids" can now stay on mommy and daddy's health insurance until 26.....I'd say the minimum age to buy a gun should be someplace around 45. Don't you agree? Or maybe 85 when you can no longer see what you are shooting at.


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