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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:26 PM

Can the NRA Defeat Floridas Gun Law?

From https://newrepublic.com/article/147429/can-nra-defeat-floridas-gun-law :

Can the NRA Defeat Florida’s Gun Law?

The organization says it's unconstitutional to prohibit people under 21 from buying guns, but the courts have consistently upheld age restrictions.

March 13, 2018

Florida legislators handed the National Rifle Association a rare defeat last week when it passed new restrictions on guns. But the moment Governor Rick Scott, a Republican and longtime NRA ally, signed the bipartisan bill, the gun-rights organization took the state to court.

The new law prohibits gun sales to people under 21, requires a three-day waiting period for purchases, allows some school personnel to be armed, bans so-called bump stocks, and empowers police to temporarily confiscate weapons from certain people deemed a threat. The law doesn’t prohibit gun ownership for 18-to-20-year-olds, nor does it apply to guns exchanged between family members. It also includes a carveout for those serving in the military or working in law enforcement.

Nonetheless, in a lawsuit filed Friday, the NRA asked a federal court in Florida to overturn the new minimum age on gun purchases, arguing that it violates the Second Amendment. “The effect of Florida’s age-based ban is to impose a significant, unequal, and impermissible burden on the right to keep and bear arms of a class of millions of law-abiding 18-to-20 year-old adult citizens,” the organization told the court in its complaint.


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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:27 PM

1. Pam Bondi will be defending it. So, yeah. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:57 PM

2. You can see that coming.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:00 PM

3. Antonin Scalia on Gun Control


Second, the opinion also held that Second Amendment rights are not unlimited. Justice Scalia went out of his way to declare longstanding laws that prohibit possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill; that forbid guns in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings; that impose conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms; and that restrict the right to carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose, are still valid and enforceable.

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