By Tim Devaney
CNN host Piers Morgan says people under the age of 25 should not be allowed to buy guns, in light of recent shootings around the country.
Wading into the national gun debate, Morgan took to Twitter this week to argue about what he called the "absurdity" of the Second Amendment.
He reasoned that people can't drink alcohol before the age of 21 or rent a car before turning 25, so the government should establish similar standards for gun ownership.
"The 19yr-old mall shooter in Maryland was not legally allowed to buy an alcoholic drink until 21," Morgan tweeted. "But was able to legally buy a shotgun."
"It's almost impossible to rent a car under the age of 25 in America - why not regulate guns the same way? Just common sense," he added.
Many of the recent high-profile shootings around the country have come at the hands of people who were under the age of 25.
The Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza, was 20-years-old at the time of the Connecticut shooting.
In January 2011, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot in Arizona by Jared Lee Loughner, who was 22-years-old at the time.
"Given the young ages of most mass/random shooters in America, I'd make it illegal for anyone under 25 to buy a gun of any kind," Morgan added in another tweet.
His comments led to a heated debate with gun-rights supporters. One follower suggested that "if it were illegal for (the Maryland shooter) to buy a shotgun, he would have gotten one anyway."
To which Morgan responded: "Make it as difficult as possible."