Barely Legal Teens Can Legally Buy Guns, Appeals Court Says

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2021
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ANALYSIS

The constitutional right to bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment should apply to those between the ages of 18–20, declared the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit today in Hirschfeld v. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Tanner Hirschfeld and Natalia Marshall challenged the constitutionality of federal laws that ban federally licensed firearm dealers from selling handguns and handgun ammunition to 18–20 year olds. Those federal restrictions have been on the books since 1968.

Hirschfeld is now over 21 but Marshall is not. She felt she had...

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