NRA Targets Ban on Gun Sales to People Under 21

NRA Targets Ban on Gun Sales to People Under 21

Then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs into law gun and school safety legislation on March 9, 2018, in Tallahassee as family members of those who died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting look on. SCOTT KEELER/TAMPA BAY TIMES/ZUMA PRESS/TNS BY JIM SAUNDERS | NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Aug 27 – (Source: www.daytonatimes.com) – TALLAHASSEE – Pointing to what it described as the “irrationality” of the ban, the National Rifle Association has urged a federal appeals court to reject a 2018 Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns. NRA attorneys last week filed a 61-page brief arguing that the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should find that the law, passed after the mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, violates Second Amendment and equal-protection rights. The brief came after Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in June upheld the law. NRA attorneys wrote that the ban “infringes all young adults’ right to purchase any firearm, even for selfdefense in the home” and contrasted it with other laws related to people under 21. “State law demonstrates the ir- rationality of the ban,” the brief said. “Florida law allows young adults – those it categorically deems unlawful and irresponsible (in the gun law) – to serve in the military and in law enforcement. It also allows young adults to serve on a jury, enter into contracts, sue and be sued, get married, and own property. Florida at once deems young adults to be law-abiding […]

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