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Court slaps down California ban against selling semiautomatic rifles to young adults

An appeals court panel has taken issue with ’s prohibition against selling semiautomatic rifles to most adults who are younger than 21 years old.

“America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army. Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms,” Judge Ryan Nelson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit wrote in the opinion.

The panel ruled 2-1, with Judge Sidney Stein of the Southern District of New York dissenting.

While the court did not reject California’s requirement that young adults must obtain a state hunting license to buy a long gun if they are not a part of law enforcement or the military, it did take issue with the state prohibiting the sale of semiautomatic centerfire rifles to most individuals within

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