Judge Dismisses NRA Suit Challenging Florida Gun Law

Judge Dismisses NRA Suit Challenging Florida Gun Law

In the aftermath of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, the Florida Legislature created a law that banned the sale of firearms to individuals under 21. Jack Jozefs places a sign at a memorial outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, the anniversary of the shooting at the school that killed 17 people, in Parkland, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP) (CN) — Saying he was bound by the precedent previously set by the appellate court, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday brought by the National Rifle Association challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s law that banned the purchase of firearms by individuals between the ages 18 and 20. In his 48-page order , U.S. District Judge Mark Walker noted the case challenging the Florida law passed in the aftermath of the 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sat in a “constitutional no man’s land” — the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to fully rule on the scope of the Second Amendment. But even while he said he had concerns about some of the young adults possibly burdened by it, Walker ultimately said the Second Amendment did not apply to the Florida law. “(B)ecause the Eleventh Circuit has held that longstanding prohibitions categorically fall outside the Second Amendment, this Court holds that the Second Amendment does not apply to the purchase of firearms by 18-to-20-year-olds,” wrote Walker, a Barack Obama appointee. Within weeks after the February 2018 shooting at […]

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