Despite all the Biden administration’s constant attacks on firearms, it appears that a recent federal appeals court has handed over a massive victory to 2nd Amendment advocates, not to mention gun owners that actually follow the law (i.e., Republicans).
Yesterday, the 4th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Richmond Virginia ruled that a law on the book for the past several decades is not only wrong, but clearly unconstitutional: Prohibiting the sale of handguns to anyone under age 21.
In the 2-1 ruling, Judge Julius Richardson acknowledged the seriousness of gun violence across the United States, yet he also ruled that such concerns cannot override the constitutional liberties guaranteed to Americans under the Constitution.
“Despite the weighty interest in reducing crime and violence, we refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.” [Source: The Blaze]
Amen. It’s shame such a law was on the books in the first place, though the recent ruling makes it clear that a wrong has been righted.
Which Judge Richardson also indicated in his ruling.
“Our nation’s most cherished constitutional rights vest no later than 18 … History makes clear that 18- to 20-year-olds were understood to fall under the Second Amendment’s protections.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
History absolutely makes such facts clear, which would explain why Democrats hate that particular subject so much.
After all, it is the very school subject that Democrats are attempting to destroy via Project 1619, CRT, and a host of other anti-American, anti-freedom curricula.
Heck, they’re even destroying basic K-12 mathematics classes out in California, never mind history, English, and other subjects that rabid leftist educators wish to completely undermine.
When they aren’t busy making excuses for not returning to work, that is, over “COVID” of course, the next most popular excuse after “white privilege.”
Ironically, maybe the teachers would be better off staying home, given the nonsense going on in the schools now …
Speaking of irony, Judge Richardson also observed a fair amount of irony in the absurd prohibition of firearms sales to individuals aged 18-20, as detailed below.
“The irony does not escape us that, under the government’s reasoning, the same 18- to 20-year-old men and women we depend on to protect us in the armed forces and who have since our Founding been trusted with the most sophisticated weaponry should nonetheless be prevented from purchasing a handgun from a federally licensed dealer for their own protection at home …
We refuse to accept this conclusion. These men and women who, historically, have served either voluntarily or by conscription may not be read out of ‘the people’ in the Second Amendment.” [Source: The Blaze]
Absolutely correct. Not to mention, a totally sound, well-thought out judgment.
Hilariously, the one judge who opposed the ruling, James Wynn, Jr., gave a vastly less persuasive response.
“The majority’s decision to grant the gun lobby a victory in a fight it lost on Capitol Hill more than fifty years ago is not compelled by law. Nor is it consistent with the proper role of the federal judiciary in our democratic system.” [Source: The Blaze]
Unsurprisingly, Wynn, Jr. is an Obama-appointed judge (shocker).
Best of all, Judge Richardson was one of the numerous judges that Trump appointed during his presidency.
Which illustrates how (yet again) Trump put all measures in place to protect Americans as much as possible and truly Make America Great Again …
Author: Ofelia Thornton