Court Rules Children with Underdeveloped Brains May Legally Purchase Guns
Updated: Jul 16
A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults lacking complete brain development is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Despite irrefutable research that has proven teenagers are neurologically incapable of fully accessing frontal lobe executive functions such as impulse control and decision making, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA overturned a lower court ruling upholding the law which until now has prevented those under 21 years of age from purchasing pistols, revolvers and other weapons designed expressly for violently killing living creatures.
Judge Julius Richardson, a Trump appointee and NRA Board Member wrote: “(W)e refuse to relegate either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status, even if there is first class ‘scientific evidence’ indicating this class of citizens still lack a fully formed brain until they reach their mid-20’s.”
Gun control advocates across the nation are reportedly experiencing a sudden rise in brain injuries from blunt force trauma brought on by repeated impact with walls.
by Christine Stevens