Saturday, October 1, 2011

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

I've always believed that if you are old enough to join the military, then you are old enough to buy a handgun. Responsibility has nothing to do with age. I've known some pretty mature 18 year olds in my life. On the flipside, I still know some 30+ year old people who shouldn't be allowed to have as much as a driver's license - nevermind the handgun.

NRA-ILA :: NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case


Friday, September 30, 2011

Yesterday, 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.


-James

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