More news to make liberal heads explode. Time to pop some more popcorn.
From the AP:
A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional.
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have blocked what it called “an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for young adults. “America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army,” Judge Ryan Nelson wrote. “Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
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There’s something happening here. What it is IS exactly clear. Thanks to new appointments to the court, the 9th Circuit is less of a circus, and more of a judiciary. The two judges who ruled with the majority were former President Donald Trump and then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell nominees.
The lawsuit was brought by The Firearms Policy Coalition. Their end goal, according to the AP is to dismantle age-based gun bans court-by-court, state-by-state.
Sounds like a familiar strategy employed by the side that is not doing cosplay in front of justices homes. The effectiveness of dismantling laws federally cannot be understated.
The scope of the ruling was limited to the lifting of the age requirement for firearms purchase. The Firearms Policy Coalition lawsuit also sought to block the state’s requirement of a hunting license for purchases of rifles or shotguns by those under 21-years of age who are not in the military or law enforcement. This requirement was passed in 2018, after a slew of mass shootings, including the Parkland, Florida incident.
The court chose to uphold that requirement as reasonable for increased public safety through, “sensible firearm control.” The court also upheld the California 2019 law that banned the sale of semiautomatic centerfire rifles to anyone under 21.
As crime rages throughout the entire state at the hands of people who could not care less about gun laws and gun bans, law-abiding gun owners have to mount these lawsuits to push back against a government who claims it wants to protect California’s “commonsense gun laws.” Even though these laws have served no purpose in stopping mass shootings. This is part of the reason why even in uber-progressive California the laws are being struck down.
The genius who wrote these laws, State Senator Anthony Portantino, said that he,
“remain committed to keeping deadly weapons out of the wrong hands. Student safety on our campuses is something we should all rally behind and sensible gun control is part of that solution.”
If Portantino was so committed to this, he would publicly back the Recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon.