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From the Firearms Policy Coalition . . .

A 3-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision today in the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF)-led case of Jones v. Bonta, holding that California’s age-based firearms purchase ban is unconstitutional and that “the district court erred in not enjoining an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for young adults. The decision can be found online at FPCLaw.org.

“Today’s decision confirms that peaceable legal adults cannot be prohibited from acquiring firearms and exercising their rights enshrined in the Second Amendment,” said FPC Vice President of Programs Adam Kraut. “We are pleased to see progress on this important legal front and optimistic that similar results will come from our many other challenges to age-based bans filed in courts across the United States.”

The majority decision in this FPC lawsuit said that “America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army. Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.” However, it noted, “California has restricted the sale of most firearms to anyone under 21.” Ultimately, however, the Court held that “…the Second Amendment protects the right of young adults to keep and bear arms, which includes the right to purchase them.”

More information on FPC’s many cases challenging unconstitutional age-based bans on firearm purchases and carry outside the home can be found at FPCLaw.org.

Victories like this are made possible by FPC’s members, donors, and supporters, as well as donations to FPC Action Foundation. Individuals who would like to join the FPC Grassroots Army to support pro-Second Amendment programs to protect and restore the right to keep and bear arms should visit JoinFPC.org. Individuals and organizations wanting to support charitable efforts in support of the restoration of Second Amendment and other natural rights can also make a tax-deductible donation to the 501(c)3 FPC Action Foundation. For more on FPC’s lawsuits and other pro-Second Amendment initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on InstagramTwitterFacebookYouTube.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Long overdue in the 9th. Circus Court of So-Called “Appeals”. Still unconstitutional about how you have to get a hunting license first before you can purchase. Our 2A rights aren’t about hunting but try to tell some damn lawyer that out there is worse than talking to one of their grapes. Still the victory is better than nothing but there never really is any reason for compromise to 2A rights with the Amendment being as clear day.

    • I’m certain the CA DNR/Fish and Game Dept will welcome the millions into their coffers since the new “gun owners” will need to purchase a hunting license.

      Yet to be determined, most-likely, is whether or not these long arms would even be legal to hunt game in CA. If not, I’d suppose the next step would be to “prove” such long arms hold no legitimate purpose in CA.

      I doubt this victory is far from over, but God bless the CA people in their endeavors. Perhaps enough good folk will remain in the state over the next few years to help in the struggle.

      • Semi autos are not illegal to hunt with here in CA. Lead ammo is illegal.

        The big issue is getting the license. If you don’t already have one, not a renewal, then you have to take an all day class. These are not given out every day or at a lot of locations. I had to wait 6 weeks for my class. And it costs.

  2. A firm that works the offense and gets results. Almost like the NRA was supposed to be doing this all along!

  3. Discrimination lost. After all…Gun Control is unconstitutional simply because history confirms Gun Control is an agenda rooted in racism and genocide. All the courtroom drama boiled down to…Is discrimination constitutional? Duh.

  4. the second post on this topic.
    there is a third, posted today.
    and all for something tat is not certain to survive.

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