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HBO Documentary / A 13-year-old in America can not buy cigarettes and alcohol, but can buy a gun

HBO Documentary / A 13-year-old in America can not buy cigarettes and alcohol,

It is a documentary made in 2016, but after the mass murders in the Texas school, it is worth returning to. HBO Max on RealSports, in one of the episodes starred the youth basketball player, Jack.


The story starts from the car where Jack is sitting in the passenger seat and the car is driven by his mother, that he is not allowed, he is 13 years old.

He then tries to buy alcohol in several shops and markets in a row, they ask him about his age and then say that it is not allowed.

He gets the same negative answer when he wants to buy cigarettes. You must be over 18 years old to buy alcohol and cigarettes.

You must be over 21 years old to buy a gun. The same for the latter, even though only 13 years old gets it effortlessly. The shootings were mostly done with body camera. The images are real. 6 years later nothing has changed. The message is clear. In America it is easier to buy a gun than a cigarette.