2A NEWS, CALIFORNIA
2nd Amendment News: California
On Wednesday the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional.
The ruling overturned what is called “an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for adults aged 18 to 20 saying “we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects…the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under the age of 21 was found to violate the right to bear arms found in the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
This ruling is a partial victory for the 2nd Amendment in California. A plaintiff sought to overturn a law that required obtaining a hunting license for purchases of rifles or shotguns by adults under 21. California residents ages 18 to 20 are unable to purchase a handgun (obviously) and are unable to purchase shotguns or centerfire rifles unless they have a hunting license, are active law enforcement, or in the military.
The ruling in favor of allowing young adults to obtain centerfire rifles was a 2-1 decision with the two approving being President Trump era judges.