to handle a beer, when most handle weapons and explosives which are exceedingly more dangerous. It is noticeable how politicians have only lowered the age to vote to gain advantage for their benefits.Premise #2: MLDA 21 is largely ineffective because the majority of teens continue to consume alcohol.Increasing the drinking age has not reduced drinking; it merely drove it underground, to the most risky of settings of unsupervised high school blowouts and fraternity parties. People aged 12 to 20 years drink 11% of all alcohol consumed in the
Drinking Age – Lower It?3United States. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed by binge drinking. On average,underage drinkers consume more drinks per drinking occasion than adult drinkers (CDC, 2016). According to the 2013 NSDUH, approximately 1.4 million people (about 3.7 percent) ages 12–20 engaged in heavy drinking (4.6 percent of males and 2.7 percent of females)(NIH 2016). This view is static based and very noticeably shows that teens are experimenting with alcohol far sooner than 18. These stats are proof enough that raising the legal age of drinking had no effect in stopping underage drinking. Premise #3: Allowing 18-to20-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity. Georgia is among 29 states that allow alcohol consumption in private home, private office, or private property with parental presence and consent. Many parents in foreign countries gradually introduce teens to alcohol in supervised settings with adults.
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