Senior citizens have been some of the most adamant supporters of the Second Amendment. The proof is in cases like Otis McDonald, who challenged Chicago's handgun ban in the U.S. Supreme Court and won. Frattoli, however, believes that armed senior citizens can be a danger to themselves and their grandchildren. Can't the same be said about anybody who owns a gun?
According to New America Media, Frattaroli said:
So much of the dialogue around guns in this country has been around crime, and lately, mass shootings. And the older population is not part of that. But when you look at the suicide issue, it’s impossible to ignore older Americans. With that in mind, any conversation about guns has to include a conversation [about] gun ownership among older adults. There’s definitely more to be done on that issue in the United States.
She indicates lawmakers in many states have enacted laws requiring older Americans to show proficiency before being allowed to continue driving, but points out that laws requiring proficiency in firearms are not a topic of discussion. Instead, such citizens continue to own guns and cite self-defense as a common reason for so doing.
This is what happens when people get so desperate to push an agenda, that they start aiming it at the people who truly don't need to be targeted. It doesn't matter how old you are, anybody who owns a firearm can be a risk. It's up those individuals to act responsibly with their firearms, and a majority of Americans do. Saying that senior citizens don't get robbed is like saying the moon is made of cheese.