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Brady Withdraws Amicus Brief

Looks like they screwed something up in the Texas case challenging 18-21 year olds owning and carrying firearms. I am glad our opponents are off their stride. One thing that has been worrying me about this case is that it’s trying to get concealed carry some measure of protection, and I’m not sure 18-20 year olds are the foil with which I’d try to win that fight. There is dicta in Heller that concealed weapons may be banned. We’d obviously like that to mean the state has power to regulate the manner in which arms are carried, without banning them carrying arms altogether. The one beneficial aspect to the venue chosen for this case is that open carry is illegal in Texas. So for 18-20 year olds, there’s no other option.

3 Responses to “Brady Withdraws Amicus Brief”

  1. tjbbpgobIII says:

    I know we are talking about young adults here but what if some of those lefty professors were to be allowed to carry on campus. Then, I believe, you would see all the violence thats talked about unleashed in the streets and byways of those little Texas college towns, obiviously because as we now know, leftist are some of the most violent people on the face of the earth and cannot be trusted with a large fork or knife lest they harm themselves or others during one of their wild tirades.

  2. As a former police officer and current NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, I think people 18 – 20 years old who have served in the military and have been discharged honorably, should be able to get a concealed weapons permit and by handguns.

  3. MJS says:

    “I think people 18 – 20 years old who have served in the military and have been discharged honorably, should be able to get a concealed weapons permit and buy handguns.”

    Except in this case, Texas already allows people ages 18-20 to carry concealed so long as they are in the active-duty military or have been honorably discharged (though they cannot actually buy handguns from FFL dealers).

    The question is: what about all those other people age 18-20 who want all their rights — including to buy, possess, and carry handguns lawfully — but don’t want join the military to exercise them?

    The GCA68 was enacted at at time when the voting age and the age of majority in many (if not most states) was 21. When it was nationally lowered a couple of years later the GCA provision regarding handguns (and many laws at the state level) should have also been revised to reflect that.

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