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NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

A federal judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled that the federal ban on dealer sales of handguns to adults from the ages of 18 to 20 does not violate the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association plans to file a prompt appeal of the court’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

“We strongly disagree with this ruling,” said Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.  “As we said when we filed this case, adults 18 and up have fought and died for American freedom throughout our country’s history. They are adults for virtually every legal purpose under federal and state law, and that should include the ability to buy handguns from licensed dealers to defend themselves, their homes and their families. Our fellow plaintiffs in this case are law-abiding and responsible young adults. We plan to defend their rights to the very end.”

The case is Jennings v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. A related case challenging Texas’ ban on issuance of concealed handgun licenses to adults in the same age group is still pending before the same court.

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  • Anonymous

    geez

  • Anonymous

    Yeah let’s see 18 – 20 year olds can serve in the military with machine guns, various miscellaneous automatic weapons, grenades, artillery, armored vehicles and all other manner of weapons but they can’t be trusted with simple hand guns. Yeah another moronic decision from an idiot who somehow became a judge.

  • Anonymous

    Old enough to vote, marry, have kids, or serve in war, but can’t drink or buy weapons. WTF.

  • Misha

    When I was a US Army Private, aged 18 in California (1988), I could legally own and fire a weapon at the range(S&W .357 and CZ50) but I could not legally purchase ammo. Something seriously wrong with that.