Originally Posted by The Moderator Formerly Known As Antipitas
Remember, the federal law does not prohibit the ownership, it just prohibits an FFL from selling a specific firearm to anyone in this age bracket. The Heller Court has already listed the prohibited item as the quintessential tool, preferred by the public, for self-defense.
That's a slam dunk argument, right there, IMO. There is no rationale basis for that regulation. You can own it and use it but only purchase it from certain people? You can buy other, much more powerful weapons, from these same people but the little bitty ones that you can hide, those you can only get from unlicensed individuals?
Total nonsense. Put together with the fact that those 18-20 are allowed EVERY SINGLE other fundamental right and you're left, I think, with a very easy argument.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.