NSSF to File Amicus Brief in Texas Firearms Age Case
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- In response to a ruling by a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas in favor of the federal government in a case brought by the NRA challenging the federal restriction on the purchase of handguns by 18-20 year old adults, NSSF plans to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of NRA's appeal of the ruling.
In the case, Jennings v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the NRA and a group of responsible young adults argued that because 18-20 year olds are considered adults for virtually every other purpose, such as voting and military service, adults in this age group should also be able to purchase handguns from licensed retailers.
A similar case, in which many of the same plaintiffs challenge the state of Texas' ban on issuance of right-to-carry permits to adults under 21, remains pending in the same court.
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