NRA asks Supreme Court to lift ban on handgun sales to teens
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Aug 7, 2013
The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down decades-old regulations prohibiting the sales of handguns to those under the age of 21.
The powerful gun lobby is challenging a lower federal court’s October ruling that upheld the ban. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled that the current regulations are consistent with a long-held view that young adults between the ages of 18 and 20 “tend to be relatively immature and that denying them easy access to handguns would deter violent crime.”
“As with felons and the mentally ill, categorically restricting the presumptive Second Amendment rights of 18-to-20-year-olds does not violate the central concern of the Second Amendment,” the court found.
The court noted it is legal for adults under the age of 21 to buy other types of guns, including rifles and shotguns. Further, parents or guardians can give their 18 to 20-year-olds handguns as a gift, and there are no laws barring either the possession or use of a handgun by adults younger than 21.
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Since: Sep 11
#4 Aug 9, 2013
Typical case of a poorly written law. At the very least, it should have included exceptions for combat vets with more gun training than anyone who receives the "Gun Safety" certificate. She was certainly old enough to kill and die for her country.
Saint Paul, MN
#9 Aug 9, 2013
Next time you need to apply for a permit of some kind maybe find out what the requirements are before you trot down and make a fool of yourself in person. You appear to have internet access. It's easy.
Just so you know she can't buy booze either. You'll need to continue supplying your own delicious Phillips Vodka.
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