Good news

Appeals court rules firearms dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds:

A 53-year-old law preventing federally licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns or handgun ammunition to adults under the age of 21 is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

A divided panel on the Richmond, Va.-based Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Virginia federal judge’s ruling upholding the federal Gun Control Act of 1968.

“When do constitutional rights vest? At 18 or 21? 16 or 25? Why not 13 or 33?” asked US Circuit Judge Julius Richardson in his ruling. “In the law, a line must sometimes be drawn. But there must be a reason why constitutional rights cannot be enjoyed until a certain age. Our nation’s most cherished constitutional rights vest no later than 18. And the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms is no different.”

Richardson was appointed by Trump. The optimist in me believes Trump appointed judges will be the straw that breaks the back of nearly all meaningful gun control.


4 thoughts on “Good news

  1. That would be a wonder to watch. Biden getting bitch-slapped at every turn by the courts. It is something to be optimistic over!

  2. Arguments could well be made that 21 should be the minimum voting age. But then, to be consistent, 21 would have to the be the minimum age for military service and all the other things. I’m thinking 25 or even 30, for voting, would be better still, but there we begin to run up against biological factors if we’re going to be consistent about age of legal adulthood when it comes to marriage.

    Of course the leftist (Romish) agitators would have 16 as the voting age, for the obvious reason that a 16 year-old is, on average, far more easily duped than a 21 year-old. And along with a voting age of 16 would have to come firearms buying and selling, the signing of binding contracts, marriage, military service, the buying and selling of booze and all the rest. Age of legal adulthood has to be a total package or else it’s being hypocritical.

    In the overall scheme of things I don’t see this as much of a right to bear arms issue pre se. That’s conflating the issue of “age of consent” with the mostly separate issue of whether and how much those in government get to willfully violate a legal adult’s constitutionally enumerated rights for their own purposes without facing the necessary criminal charges.

    For voting I’m in favor of having to be a land owner, or non-subsidized business owner, for some minimum of years in the state or county in which you intend to vote, NOT being on the dole, i.e. being self-supporting, and probably American-born as well. Those are key issues. But you can probably see right away that such logical and fair requirements would severely undercut the leftist (Romish), anti-liberty, anti-American movement as it is presently constituted, and so it must never be allowed.

    • Until FDR, the age of majority was a more amorphous boundary, as there was no requirement that people attend school after age 14 or the completion of the 8th Grade. To help the unemployment numbers that school leaving minimum was extended to age 16.

  3. EVERY 2A win like this gets appealed. If necessary to the SCOTUS….which has ALREADY PROVEN they are owned body and soul by the commie left.

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