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VA: Virginia Student to Continue Fight Against Age Limit for Handguns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Tanner Hirschfeld, a fourth-year student at the university established by founding father Thomas Jefferson, said in an email he was disappointed when Senior U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad ruled last week that Hirschfeld’s Second Amendment rights weren’t violated by criminal statutes making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase a handgun.

“While the prospective buyers offer policy disagreements with Congress’s conclusions and reasoning, that’s not for the courts to decide,” Conrad wrote in an opinion published Friday, adding that “Congress had a rational basis for regulating adults over 21 different from adults under 21.”
 

Comment by: PHORTO (10/10/2019)
The judge's opinion explained the whole thing wrong with it.

He used "rational basis", the lowest standard. This is why the SCOTUS must soon rule that "rational basis" doesn't cut it for fundamental rights.
 

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As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. — Tench Coxe in `Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution' under the Pseudonym "A Pennsylvanian" in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1.

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