Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Junction Against CO’s New Minimum Firearm Purchase Age Law

Aug 29, 2023

RMGO v. Polis was put forward by Rocky Mountain Gun Owners on behalf of itself and two Colorado residents.

The lawsuit claimed Senate Bill 23-169, which was signed into law earlier this year, “a person who is not a licensed gun dealer shall not make or facilitate the sale of a firearm to a person who is less than twenty-one years of age,” and “it is unlawful for a person who is less than twenty-one years of age to purchase a firearm.”

Brimmer, who issued the injunction, cited NYSRAP v. Bruen as the case that motivated the court’s decision to issue this injunciton and even quoted Bruen:

“When the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct. The government must then justify its regulation by demonstrating that it is consistent with the Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation. Only then may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s ‘unqualified command.’”

While Colorado has seen a slew of gun control make its way through the legislature since 2013, gun owners are taking to the courts to overturn these laws.

Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights, stated this about the injunction:

“This win doesn’t just help Colorado. Cases like these have the potential to advance to the Supreme Court, where a pro-gun ruling could restore gun rights to millions of young adults nationwide.”

Read more at Gunpowder Magazine.


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