Fast Facts: Virginia judge rules against age restriction on handguns

  • Judge Robert Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a ruling against the federal ban on dealers selling handguns to individuals between 18-20 years old.
  • Despite the ruling, residents aged 18-20 won’t be able to purchase a handgun from a dealer until there’s a final order and all appeals are exhausted.
  • The ruling doesn’t address whether residents aged 18-20 can get a Concealed Handgun Permit.

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