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Court: California’s under-21 gun sales ban unconstitutional

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under age 21 is unconstitutional. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The court in a 2-1 ruling says a San Diego judge should have blocked what it called “an almost total ban on semiautomatic centerfire rifles” for young adults. The Firearms Policy Coalition, which brought the case, says the ruling makes it optimistic other age-based gun bans will be overturned. The author of the law says he’s disappointed it was struck down. 

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