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Old September 9, 2010, 12:50 PM   #3
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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I've always thought it to be a bit odd that you can be old enough to go to war and kill and die for your country but you can't own/carry a handgun.
It gets confusing, because in many states, you can own a handgun at age 18, but you cannot buy one from an FFL.

In some states, active duty military personnel are allowed to carry without the need for the state's license, but the law is unclear whether it's legal at 18 or not.

I simply can't see the courts holding that a fundamental right can be regulated by some arbitrary age limit.
The counter-argument will likely be something along the lines of utility, ie. "blood in the streets." However, I don't see any legal standing for the arbitrary age-limit.

This could be another chance to delineate a level of scrutiny for the RKBA as well.
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