Attorneys general from Illinois, 16 other states supporting federal firearm age restrictions

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is supporting federal regulations against the commercial sale of firearms for those under age of 21.

Raoul, along with 17 other attorneys general, filed a brief supporting prohibitions that are being contested in the lawsuit Hirschfeld v. Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives. The lawsuit challenges a federal statute that prevents those from 18 to 20 years old from buying handguns from federally licensed dealers.

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The attorneys general contend that common sense, age-based restrictions are not unconstitutional and help decrease gun-related related violence.

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September 4, 2021 at 09:41PM

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