The Vermont legislature has introduced a bill that would ban people under the age of 21 from using or owning a cell phone,media reported. However, the bill appears to be more about gun rights than mobile phones. The bill, introduced Tuesday by Democratic Senator John Rodgers, says people under the age of 21 are not mature enough to use their phones safely. The bill will focus on fatal car crashes and bullying among teenagers.
“Using a mobile phone while driving is one of the leading killers of american teenagers,” the bill says. (In addition) young people often use mobile phones to bully and threaten other young people, these behaviors are associated with many suicides. “
Under the bill, people under the age of 21 who own or use mobile phones face up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
The bill says that if a person under the age of 21 is not mature enough, he or she will not be able to own a gun, smoke or smoke, and that such a rule would also apply to cell phone use. In recent years, the state has passed legislation to raise the minimum smoking age to 21, and bans the sale of firearms to people under the age of 21.
However, no state in the United States has any state legislation that sets the minimum age for owning a cell phone, but 38 states have legislation prohibiting teens from using mobile phones while driving.
Rodgers, a staunch supporter of gun rights, told the media that he introduced the bill to emphasize the importance of guns.