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Court Of Appeals Claims California In Violation Of Second Amendment


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California in violation of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution according to Court Of Appeals.

According to a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, California’s 2019 law prohibiting people under 21 from buying semiautomatic rifles violates the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ruled on Wednesday. “America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army. Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms,” wrote Judge Ryan Nelson. The panel reversed a district court ruling, saying that it “erred in not enjoining an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles,” according to the opinion.

The Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun advocacy organization, brought up the case in question, Jones v. Bonta. “Today’s decision confirms that peaceable legal adults cannot be prohibited from acquiring firearms and exercising their rights enshrined in the Second Amendment,” FPC Vice President of Programs Adam Kraut said. “We are pleased to see progress on this important legal front and optimistic that similar results will come from our many other challenges to age-based bans filed in courts across the United States.” California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who defended the law in court, said in a statement that his office is reviewing the decision.

“California will continue to take all necessary steps to prevent and reduce gun violence. We remain committed to defending California’s commonsense gun laws, which save lives and make our communities safer,” Bonta’s office said.

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