A federal judge in Texas threw out the state’s ban on people between 18 and 20 years old from carrying handguns on Thursday in what appears to be the first major judicial decision since a landmark ruling on weapons rights by the U.S. Supreme Court in June.
The challenge to the Texas statute that bans young adults not in active military service from having handguns in public was filed in 2021 by the Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun-owners’ rights group.
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There are other cases triggered by the Bruen decision working their way through the courts. The most important being the challenges to “assault weapons” and magazine sizes. I expect these will take several months if not years to actually bear results that make a difference. But getting the ban on 18 year-old people from carrying guns is a good start.