Patches, you're assuming that the court will rule that strict scrutiny applies.
It's an equal protection case involving a "fundamental" enumerated right. It'd be hard to get around that.
In Boston or Baltimore, maybe. In Lubbock, I think we stand a good chance. Furthermore, the other side has to articulate an "important" government interest at the very least. What government interest is served by denying 2nd Amendment rights to 18-20 year olds?
While the other side could
trot out selective mortality tables to show that folks in that age range die at higher rates than other ranges, the range in question usually covers up to age 25. Basically, I'm more likely to get shot at 18 than I am at 40, but I'm still more likely to get shot at 22 than I am at 40.
Not meaning to change the subject, but is this law suit really the efforts of the NRA or are they claiming credit for someone else's work?
And we're off the reservation. Bonus points for attempted subtlety, however.
D'Cruz v. BATFE
is being argued by attorneys from Cooper & Kirk, who are regular litigants for the NRA.