California’s Under-21 Gun Sales Ban Unconstitutional, U.S. Court of Appeals Rules

A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semi-automatic weapons to adults under the age of 21 is unconstitutional.

In a 2-1 ruling, a San Francisco-based panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Wednesday that the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and that a San Diego judge should block the so-called “almost complete ban on semiautomatic” Medium Fire Rifle”, suitable for young people. “America would not exist without the heroism of the young men who fought and died in our revolutionary army,” Judge Ryan Nelson wrote. “Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enables them to make sacrifices: the right of young people to keep and bear arms.”

The Gun Policy Coalition, which brought the case, said the ruling gave them optimism that other age-based gun bans would be overturned.

Attorney General Rob Bonta had no immediate comment.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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