GOA sues Biden DOJ over ‘unconstitutional’ waiting period for adults under 21
By Erich Pratt
A “no compromise” gun rights group is suing the Biden administration over part of the bipartisan gun safety law enacted last summer, arguing that the law imposes unconstitutional waiting periods to purchase firearms on young adults under 21.
Senior Vice President, Erich Pratt, shoots a rifle at a range. GOA argues that “de facto” waiting periods created by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act are unconstitutional. (Gun Owners of America)
Gun Owners of America (GOA) on Friday filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of Texas challenging enhanced background check requirements established by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act last year. The lawsuit names Attorney General Merrick Garland and the FBI as defendants and argues that new requirements for the National Instant Criminal Background Check system to review juvenile records for adults aged 18-20 create a “de facto” waiting period that violates their Second Amendment rights.
That bipartisan gun control law, spearheaded by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was signed by President Biden last June. The effort to pass consensus gun safety reforms came in response to the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 children and two teachers dead.
The law provides funding for states to create programs that could keep
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