Court Rules California’s Gun Sale Ban for Those Under 21 Is Unconstitutional
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of most semiautomatic weapons to adults under age 21 is unconstitutional.
In a 2–1 decision (pdf), a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s law violates the Second Amendment rights.
The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
“America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army,” U.S. Circuit Judge Ryan Nelson, an appointee of President Donald Trump, wrote for the San Francisco-based appeals court. “Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
Originally appeared on The Epoch Times