The enforcement of a law banning 18-20-year-olds from buying guns in Colorado was temporarily blocked by Chief District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Philip A. Brimmer, while a legal case against it plays out. The ruling was a win for the Second Amendment rights of Coloradans. Jimmy Sengenberger explains at Colorado Politics:
On Monday, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer issued a stay halting implementation of a new state law which raises the age to purchase firearms to 21 — violating the individual right to bear arms. This was the right call.
In a case brought by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, the court’s decision granted a request from two Colorado residents between the ages of 18 and 21, Tate Mosgrove and Adrian S. Pineda, who will clearly be harmed if the law goes into effect.
Passed earlier this year, SB23-169 bans firearm sales and transfers to anyone under age 21, rather than 18 under previous state law. And as I pointed out in March, under the new statute — which is not currently in effect due to Judge Brimmer’s ruling — the exceptions are narrow.
Someone who is active-duty military or active-duty police can only purchase a firearm… while on active duty and related to their job. So, we can trust them with a firearm to serve their country or community, but not to protect their own family?
Likewise, a 20-year-old single woman living alone cannot purchase or possess a firearm for her own self-defense. So much for “women’s rights.”
Action Line: Governors in states like Colorado seem intent on curtailing their residents’ freedoms, while leaders in pro-freedom states are protecting their residents with permitless carry bills. Whether you live in Texas or Illinois, it’s time to get your gun and your training now. You only get one chance to Survive and Thrive. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and become a Survivor.
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