This is a discussion on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals: No to Under 21 within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; An appeals court on Thursday upheld a federal law that prohibits people under the age of 21 from purchasing handguns from dealers, rejecting the first ...
Fifth Circuit Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to People Under 21 - Law Blog - WSJAn appeals court on Thursday upheld a federal law that prohibits people under the age of 21 from purchasing handguns from dealers, rejecting the first challenge to the age rule since the Supreme Court recognized an individual’s right to keep and bear arms.
In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that the age restriction, which dates back to 1968, was “consistent with a longstanding tradition of targeting select groups’ ability to access and to use arms for the sake of public safety.”
The Fifth Circuit ruling affirmed a decision last year by a federal district judge in Lubbock, Texas.
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"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
Not that I expected anything else, but I was hopeful. Being 19, I would really like to see this go somewhere.