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Although below the legal age of 18, state law requires anyone — regardless of their age — charged with murder to be prosecuted in adult court, according to Conley’s office.
However, a bill that would enhance background checks on rifle purchases and raise the legal age to buy rifles to 21 was introduced and passed out of a Senate committee after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
Trump's call to raise the legal age for purchase of some guns from 18 to 21 has drawn opposition from the NRA, which spent about $30 million on his behalf during the 2016 election.
The plan would raise the legal age of possession of an assault rifle to 21 and add a three-day waiting period for all rifle purchases.
Portman also said Congress should look at raising the legal age a person can legally purchase a rifle from 18 to 21, a proposal GOP Gov. Rick Scott of Florida recently endorsed.
In recent days, Trump has notably broken with the NRA in being open to raising the legal age to purchase certain firearms.
But raising the legal age to buy an assault rifle from 18 to 21 is among the ideas opposed by the powerful National Rifle Association.
Last year, Oregon became the fifth state to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21.
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