Oregon Push To Lower Voting Age To 16 Partially Fueled By Gun Control
By Tom Knighton
Oregon is trying to out-weird California.
Now, considering California for a moment, that’s a bold proclamation to make, but I think they are. Worse, though, I think Oregon’s succeeding. Not only is it considering a bill that will restrict ammunition in such a way as to make guns little more than expensive clubs, but it’s also looking at dropping the voting age down to 16.
The reason, at least in part, seems to be to allow more anti-gun voters into the electorate.
Sixteen-year-olds can drive and pay taxes. Soon, they may also be able to vote in Oregon.
Legislators have proposed an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would lower the voting age from 18 to 16. If the bill passes, voters would decide on the proposal in the 2020 election.
State Sen. Shemia Fagan (D-Portland), one of the bill’s sponsors, announced the bill on Monday.
“It’s time to lower the voting age in Oregon and give young people a chance to participate at the ballot about decisions that affect their homes, their clean air and clean water future, their schools, and as we’ve seen, their very lives,” Fagan said at a press conference.
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