Voting is a minimal right, gun ownership isn’t. For one, owning a gun costs money. Voting doesn’t. It’s way better to tie voting to when someone’s labor or property can be taxed. The youngest age at which someone can work varies a lot by state, but it’s always < 18. It’s unjust for someone to be taxed but not be able to vote.

Also, FWIW, the drinking age is tied to how alcohol damages the brain. I’m not sure it makes a ton of sense though since making it illegal might contribute to more binge drinking anyway.

Democracy is pretty cool. We should try it some time. Voting rights, science policy, political communication and grassroots activism.

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