A U.S. appeals court knocked down a California law that prevents anyone under 21 from buying a firearm, calling the state’s ban unconstitutional.
According to ABC, the ruling is a win for Second Amendment rights:
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have blocked what it called “an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for young adults. “America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army,” Judge Ryan Nelson wrote. “Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
The Firearms Policy Coalition, which brought the case, said that the ruling may be a step that other age-based restrictions on Second Amendment rights may be shot down.
Still, the group also wanted the panel to block the state from requiring a hunting license for people under 21 to buy rifles or shotguns, but the panel decided that rule would stand.
The court said that the rule was legal and made for “sensible firearm control.”
The ruling is a good move, but leftists are wringing hands because the two judges in the majority were appointed by Trump.