California Under 21 Rifle Ban Struck Down

A 2-1 panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said California's ban on most adults aged 18-to-20 being able to buy semi-auto rifles didn't jive with the Second Amendment.
Michael Crites

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A 2-1 panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said California’s ban on most adults aged 18-to-20 being able to buy semi-auto rifles didn’t jive with the Second Amendment.

Adopted in 2018 but only put into limited effect last year, the ban has been in court ever since, and the pro-gun crowd won this round. Of course, every gun case that has ever been won by the 2A bunch in the notoriously liberal “Nutty Ninth” has been overturned by a larger En Banc panel and never taken up by the Supremes, but that could change due to the new SCOTUS calculus.

Also, the fact that a mass shooting happened in New York involving a deranged 18-year-old and a semi-auto rifle just a few days after the California decision isn’t going to help.

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