The 11th circuit unanimously says that Florida’s law restricting gun sales to those older than 21 is consistent with the US historical tradition of restrictions. When I get time, I would love to see the rationale behind that.
Keep a couple of things in mind:
- A Republican controlled legislature and governor passed the law saying that 18-20 year olds are second class citizens with no Second Amendment rights.
- In 2018, when the law was passed, Republicans had a 79-41 majority in the Florida House, and a 25-15 majority in the Florida Senate. Rick Scott was the Governor.
- The 11th circuit is made up of 2 Democrat and 1 Republican judges. The decision was unanimous.
Don’t for one second think that the Republicans are your friends.
Angus McThag · March 11, 2023 at 8:37 pm
The 11th circuit doesn’t consist of three judges even if three of the 11 active and 9 senior justices ruled against us.
At least some of those other 17 judges have said, “not so fast!” on that ruling and are requesting a polling of the other judges.
In effect, we’re getting an en banc without having to waste an appeal to get there.
That the other judges did this might be an indication that the 11th over all isn’t buying the Constitutionality of this bad law.
Divemedic · March 11, 2023 at 9:21 pm
My point remains: Just because the Democrats are your enemy, doesn’t make the Republicans your friend.
Aesop · March 12, 2023 at 2:40 pm
What Angus said.
This doesn’t look over by a long shot.
The legislature (hey, good thing FL has an R governor and an R legislature, not a bunch of idiot Ds like Califrutopia, huh?) enshrined unequal protection, and outright violated the 2d, 14th, and 26th Amendments of legal adults, and three robed jackasses (including two Democrats) think that will pass Constitutional muster on what SCOTUS has repeatedly and recently recognized is an inalienable natural law right?
Somebody at 11th Circus better call one of their lifelines. If they don’t fix this in-house, the beatings on appeal are liable to be epic.
Grab some popcorn.
oldvet50 · March 12, 2023 at 8:43 am
If we’re going to violate the USC by justifying it with ‘traditional’ and ‘historical’, I’ve got a few ideas of my own! I guess the left really does believe the Constitution is a ‘living’ document and will now try to pervert it like all the other living things in their world.
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