22 States Back NRA Lawsuit To Overturn Federal Ban On Handgun Sales To People Under 21 (VIDEO)




” The number of states that are backing the National Rifle Associations lawsuit to overturn the federal ban on handgun sales from federal firearms licensees or gun dealers to people under the age of 21 continues to grow, with Utah being the latest state to join the list.

This week Utah Attorney General John Swallow signed on to an amicus brief filed by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, which implores the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case NRA v. BATF.

Swallow argued that the high court needs to make a determination on whether the right to keep and bear arms truly applies to 18, 19 and 20 year olds, noting that at the core of the matter there is a collision between federal and state law.

“It’s really a federalism issue. We feel like we should be able to enforce state policy where it comes to the safety of our citizens,” Swallow told the Deseret News.”