Saturday, July 17, 2021

Federal Court Rules Under-21 Handgun Bans Are Unconstitutional; Court: Federal Laws Banning Handgun Sales to People Under 21 Violate the 2nd Amendment, and related stories

Federal Court Rules Under-21 Handgun Bans Are Unconstitutional:
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that banning anyone over 18 but under 21 from purchasing handguns violates the Second Amendment.
The two-to-one vote which nullified federal laws that unconstitutionally prohibit people under 21 from purchasing a handgun, comes after the plaintiff, 19-year-old Natalia Marshall was denied a gun from a licensed dealer despite her fears that her abusive ex-boyfriend who “had been arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and controlled substances” was released on bail and did not show up in court.
“History makes clear that 18- to 20-year-olds were understood to fall under the Second Amendment’s protections,” the court stated in the ruling. “Those over 18 were universally required to be part of the militia near the ratification, proving that they were considered part of ‘the people’ who enjoyed Second Amendment rights, and most other constitutional rights apply to this age group. And Congress may not restrict the rights of an entire group of law-abiding adults because a minuscule portion of that group commits a disproportionate amount of gun violence.” --->READ MORE HERE
Court: Federal Laws Banning Handgun Sales to People Under 21 Violate the 2nd Amendment:
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that federal laws banning firearm dealers from selling handguns to customers under the age of 21 are unconstitutional.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its decision that there was no reason to treat Second Amendment rights any differently than other constitutional rights enjoyed by citizens no later than the age of 18.
The court ruled that 18-year-olds possess Second Amendment rights and that the federal government failed “to justify its infringement of those rights under the appropriate level of scrutiny.”
“Despite the weighty interest in reducing crime and violence, we refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status,” Judge Julius Richardson wrote in the majority opinion. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Federal Court Rules It Unconstitutional To Ban 18-To-20-Year-Olds From Buying Guns

Court Declares Laws Banning Handgun Sales to People Under 21 Unconstitutional

Court rules 18-year-olds can buy handguns, upending federal law

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