Federal court rules against ban on handgun purchases for adults under 21

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2021
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A federal court ruled on Tuesday that the United States's ban on handguns for adults under the age of 21 is unconstitutional.

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 vote, determined that the Second Amendment extends to 18- to 20-year-olds after a federal law barred them from purchasing pistols from licensed firearm dealers.

“Our nation’s most cherished constitutional rights vest no later than 18,” Judge Julius Richardson wrote in the decision.

The court applauded Congress's efforts to curb violence, though it insisted the move was a violation of adult gun rights.

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