21 states have now joined Alabama in fighting for the 2nd amendment rights of 18-20 year olds, many of whom have fought in the U.S. military only to be deprived the right to own a gun when they come home.
Ammoland has reported that now 22 states have joined the NRA in fighting this case in the supreme court. Current federal law prohibits 18-20 year olds from owning handguns, and even though most states allow for young adults to buy guns, “congress has sought to withdraw this liberty from this same class of people,” according to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.
“Young adults, many of whom have fought and sacrificed life and limb for their country, should not be prohibited from fully exercising their fundamental Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “The Second Amendment should receive no less respect than our other enumerated constitutional freedoms.”
It is clear from our history that 18 year olds are considered adults, and even in the founding of our nation 18 year olds were required to join the militia and own firearms. Knowing that many who fight for our freedoms are then prohibited from buying handguns when they come home should be an outrage to every American. If they are old enough to put their lives on the line for us (with guns mind you) then this should not even be a debate.
The 22 states that are involved with fighting for the rights of these young adults are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.