The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
The National Rifle Association on Wednesday went to a federal appeals court after a judge last month upheld a Florida law that prevents people under age 21 from buying guns.
The NRA, which challenged the constitutionality of the law after it passed in 2018, filed a notice of appealing the ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.
The Republican-controlled Legislature and then-Gov. Rick Scott approved the law shortly after the February 2018 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. Nikolas Cruz, a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student who was 19 at the time, has been charged with using a semi-automatic rifle to murder the victims.
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— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) July 7, 2021
After Jaime was murdered, the Florida families worked to pass gun safety 3 weeks later. One key law change was raising the age to 21. The NRA sued and recently, a federal judge ruled against the NRA in Florida. They are now appealing.https://t.co/TAJ1rXFnmO
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) July 8, 2021