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Gun sales restriction is upheld for people under 21

Friday, October 26, 2012

In a 3-0 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston held that the age restriction, which dates to 1968, was "consistent with a long standing tradition of targeting select groups' ability to access and to use arms for the sake of public safety."
People 18 to 20 years old may possess and use handguns, receive them as gifts and buy them from private owners. But licensed firearm dealers are prohibited from selling handguns to people under 21.

Read the article: The Wall Street Journal

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NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.