The Second Amendment and 18-to-20-Year-Olds

The Fifth Circuit has voted 8-7 not to rehear NRA v. BATF en banc. The panel decision upholds the federal ban on handgun sales by federal firearms licensees to 18-to-20-year-olds; the dissent disagrees. Such a close division on a court of appeals makes it more likely that the Supreme Court will agree to hear the case, though the odds are probably still against it, given the absence of a split among lower courts.

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