(ReliableNews.org) – American gun rights find themselves under fire with Democrats in charge of the White House and both Congressional chambers. President Joe Biden announced new measures “to address gun violence” on April 7 and followed that up with a June 23 press conference introducing his administration’s new “gun crime prevention strategy.” Fortunately, the courts are holding firm when it comes to protecting Second Amendment rights.
On Tuesday, July 13, the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, “overturned a lower court ruling” upholding a 1968 law that banned the sale of handguns to adults between the ages of 18 and 21.
🎉2ND AMENDMENT VICTORY: Federal Court Rules Handgun Ban for Adults Under 21 UNCONSTITUTIONAL
— NRA (@NRA) July 13, 2021
Judge Julius N. Richardson, a Trump appointee, wrote the decision for the two-to-one court. Congress used “disproportionate crime rates” to justify restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens, including the sale of handguns to 18 to 20-year-olds that played a role in those crimes.
Richardson also noted that the nation’s “most cherished constitutional rights” apply to adults over the age of 18, including the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms.
The ruling applies to all five states within the jurisdiction of the Fourth Circuit to include Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. In all likelihood, this case will serve as a legal precedent in other US Circuit Courts to protect citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
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