There has been an ongoing federal ban on selling handguns to anyone under 20. That ban is now lifted: in other words, the Constitution is a little bit more respected in this country once again…and that’s always a good thing!
Judges at the Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals made the decision recently that stopping 18-to-20-year-old individuals from buying handguns is an illegal rule.
Based on the founding history of America and its Constitution, they came up with a simple conclusion: the Constitution should be upheld and qualified gun buyers should be allowed to buy a handgun, even if they’re only 18.
This is outstanding news and definitely a step in the right direction!
18-20 years olds SHOULD absolutely be able to buy a handgun – I enlisted in USMC at 17 and never understood why I was denied this right at 18, an adult!https://t.co/uei2221bgi
— ShooterDepot.com (@ShooterDepot) July 13, 2021
A Big Step in the Right Direction
The truth is that 2A is getting big wins in our legal system right now. Not only are 2A sanctuary states popping up like crazy around the country, as I wrote even blue states are seeing a huge surge in gun ownership and first-time buyers.
As the judge said in this case opening up handgun sales, the Founders didn’t divide between “community defense” and “individual self-protection,” and neither should gun laws. They often overlap. Defending yourself and defending your community or your liberty can literally be the exact same thing.
In American history, 18-year-olds often served in militias and ported their own weapons to use. When the Second Amendment became law in 1791, militias were already being organized under these rules.
Stopping gun sales to 18-to-20-year-olds was an illegal gun exclusion attempt by the Democrats, and it’s failed. Chalk this up to a win for freedom.
Gun Rights Matter
The simple fact of the matter is that gun rights matter.
You can try to make all the examples you want about irresponsible or reckless 18-year-olds; however, for all those examples, I can tell you hundreds of others about young men and women who were raised right and taught responsible gun use and ownership.
By reversing this federal ban, our legal system has struck a blow for freedom, and this matters deeply. It matters because there’s no reason that someone’s right to purchase a gun should be limited by their age; this is especially true when all of American history shows that people their age were already fighting and arming themselves at this age and younger.
If you are old enough to vote and can sign up to die for your country, you should be able to buy a handgun.
Court affirms what I said when I introduced the SAFER Voter Act:
18, 19, & 20 year olds are not to be denied constitutionally protected rights.https://t.co/C9zqZZXqVX
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 13, 2021
2A Applies to 18-year-olds
The court has spoken and the court is – in my view – correct. American history proves fully that 18-year-olds were covered under the Second Amendment and that they have the right to ban handguns.
If Democrats don’t like it, take it up with the people who wrote our Constitution…or better yet, Democrats can just leave the country and go somewhere that has the kind of gun control they’re hankering for.
Can I recommend Mexico? A corrupt police force, corrupt government, cartel psychopaths, and an unarmed population. Does that sound good? Enjoy.
As for me, I’ll be staying right here in America where we care about freedom and the right to self-defense.