NRA Sues Over New Florida Gun Laws

The organization says that a new law raising the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21 infringes on some people's right to bear arms. Congressman Ron DeSantis, a Republican running for governor, agrees that it may violate the Second Amendment. He told Fox News that there's no precedent for a blanket ban based on age. But DeSantis says he does support provisions of the safety bill approved by the legislature and Governor Rick Scott that beef up security in Florida schools.

The federal age limit for handguns is 21 bought from federally licensed dealers and 18 for all long gun sales. Illinois and Hawaii are the only other two states with a 21 age limit restriction on long gun purchases.

If the Supreme Court gets involved, the odds don’t look good for the NRA, as they’ve already let stand an assault-weapons ban in Maryland, a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases in California, and a ban on the open carrying of guns in Florida.Source: Washington Post



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