Michigan Attorney General: Restrict sale of long guns to those 21 and younger

Michigan Attorney General: Restrict sale of long guns to those 21 and younger

LANSING, Mich – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel sending out a news release showing her support in defending California’s regulations on the sale of long guns and semi-automatic centerfire rifles by federally-licensed firearms dealers to people under the age of 21. In an amicus brief filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the coalition argues that states have the right to enact reasonable firearms regulations that protect public safety and reduce the prevalence of gun violence. The coalition filed the brief in Jones v. Becerra, a lawsuit challenging two recent amendments to California’s penal code. The plaintiffs in that lawsuit claim the amendments unduly infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of individuals aged 18-20. A lower court previously denied plaintiffs’ request for preliminary injunctive relief after concluding that they are not likely to succeed on the merits of their claims. “In recent years, an alarming number of mass shootings have been top stories for media outlets across the country, and action on sensible gun reform continues to be needed,” Nessel said. “States have the right and responsibility to protect our residents against harm by enacting commonsense laws and policies. In support of protecting public safety, I join my colleagues across the U.S. in defending California’s firearms regulations because even a single death from gun violence is a tragedy.” Click here to sign up to the Mid-Michigan NOW Newsletter to get headlines and breaking news sent to your inbox every day. According to a news release, the […]

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