A federal judge Virginia has struck down a law barring the sale of handguns to 18-year-olds.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Payne noted that individuals receive numerous constitutional rights and duties at the age of 18 and contended that “the statutes and regulations in question are not consistent with out Nation’s history and tradition.”
“If the Court were to exclude 18-to-20-year-olds from the Second Amendment’s protection, it would impose limitations on the Second Amendment that do not exist with other constitutional guarantees,” he opined. Payne cited the Supreme Court’s 2022 Bruen decision, which determined that any gun control must be consistent with the country’s history and traditions surrounding firearm regulation.Click to read full article
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