WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) joined Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) in introducing the Second Amendment Mandates Equality (SAME) Act of 2021, legislation to reinstate the right of adults between the ages of 18 and 20 to purchase a handgun from a federally licensed dealer. 

“The federal government has no business telling 18-20 year-olds they cannot exercise their constitutional rights just because of their age,” said Senator Cramer. “The SAME Act would allow more law-abiding Americans to defend themselves as they see fit by ending an antiquated federal prohibition preventing young adults from purchasing a handgun.”

Senators Cramer and Lummis are joined on the bill by Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Jim Risch (R-ID). Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. The SAME Act is supported by Gun Owners of America and the National Association for Gun Rights.

Click here to read the bill.