Montana AG Joins Challenge to Handgun Restriction

Aaron Flint posted on September 09, 2013 13:28 :: 1132 Views

If you’re old enough to be issued an M4 and sent overseas, you should be old enough to purchase a handgun back home and exercise your 2nd Amendment right, right? 

That’s the argument being waged as Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox (R-MT) is apparently teaming up with the National Rifle Association and 20 other Attorneys General across the country, as The Daily Caller reports:  

Twenty-one state attorneys general have co-signed an amicus brief filed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange in support of the National Rifle Association’s challenge against a federal law that restricts the sale of handguns to young adults aged 18 – 20. The case, National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et. al. v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, et al., seeks to end the federal prohibition of young adults to purchase handguns from federally licensed dealers.

“Young adults, many of whom have fought and sacrificed life and limb for their country, should not be prohibited from fully exercising their fundamental Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The Second Amendment should receive no less respect than our other enumerated constitutional freedoms.”

The states joining Alabama in the amicus brief are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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Al Smith

Monday, September 09, 2013 8:53 PM

Young adults who are serving or who have served should certainly be allowed to own a handgun. Others in that age group could qualify by successfully completing a certified weapons safety course.

Once they obtain their weapon of choice I wish them luck in finding ammo!

Seems the government has changed strategy, won’t take away our guns, just make it impossible to get the ammo for them.

We all know an empty gun is no more useful than a good rock.

J. C. Kantorowicz

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 7:56 AM

I purchased my first handgun when I was 16 or 17. No registration, no background check, only requirement was MONEY !

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