US Judge Strikes Down TX Gun Ban for Adults Under 21 Following Supreme Court Ruling

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Published on August 26, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

US Judge Strikes Down TX Gun Ban for Adults Under 21 Following Supreme Court Ruling

US Judge Strikes Down TX Gun Ban , for Adults Under 21 Following Supreme Court Ruling.

NBC News reports that on Aug.

25, Judge Mark Pittman of the U.S. District Court in Fort Worth overrode the state's ban on 18- to 20-year-olds carrying handguns.

Previously, the Texas statute made it so that young adults under 21 who were not currently in the military could not have a handgun in public.

In 2021, the Firearms Policy Coalition challenged the statute, saying it violated the Second Amendment.

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Texas cannot point to a single Founding Era law that prohibited 18-to-20-year-olds from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense, because not only did no such law exist, .., Cody J.

Wisniewski, coalition's Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation, via statement.

... but those individuals are an important reason why we have a Bill of Rights in the first place.

And young people have just as much a right to keep and bear arms in public as adults over the age of 21, Cody J.

Wisniewski, coalition's Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation, via statement.

In June of this year, SCOTUS struck down a NY law restricting who could carry a gun outside their home.

CNN reports that the ruling expanded concealed carry rights and exposed gun laws to more aggressive challenges.

Judge Pittman cited the ruling when delivering his own decision.

Writing that โ€œthe undisputed historical evidence establishes that 18-to-20-year-olds were understood to be a part of the militia in the Founding Era.โ€.

The ruling will go into effect in 30 days unless Texas appeals the decision.


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