Challenge to 21 yr age limit for handguns denied
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Posted by: Rich at October 1, 2011 05:13 PM
This appears to be the new link location:
You can also just Google for "lubbock judge dismisses"
Posted by: Critic at October 1, 2011 05:57 PM
A law that allows possession but not legal acquisition should fail a rational basis test.
Not even a pack of gibbering monkeys (a hypothetical Congress) would come up with that.
Posted by: Law Prof at October 2, 2011 05:15 PM
“The Court is of the opinion that the ban does not run afoul of the Second Amendment to the Constitution,” the ruling states. “The right to bear arms is enjoyed only by those not disqualified from the exercise of the Second Amendment rights.
“It is within the purview of Congress, not the courts, to weigh the relative policy considerations and to make decisions as to the age of the customer to whom those licensed by the federal government may sell handguns and handgun ammunition.”
So Congress is free to decide that persons over the age of 30 or under the age of 25 are disqualified from the rights guaranteed by the 1st, 4th or 5th Amendments, and it's up to Congress to make that sort of policy decision, not the courts to make that sort of decision? How about the 13th?
Posted by: Ken at October 2, 2011 11:16 PM