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Thread: SC S. Ct. rules age of majority for handgun rights can be no higher than 18!

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    The case is State v. Bolin[/i], --- S.E.2d ----, 2008 WL 2078141 (S.C. 2008).

    article - http://www.thestate.com/local/story/410185.html

    SC S. Ct. Opinion - http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/opin...m?caseNo=26494

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    Looks like a simple case of reading the state constitution and coming to an obvious decision. I am amazed it took this long for such a decision to come down since it seems so clear cut.

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    Interesting reasoning behind the ruling that since the constitution singles out alcohol then that is the only thing included. Wonder if they had left that clause off, would the court have ruled the same way?

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    So when's an enterprising 18 year old going to apply for a CWP, get denied, and then sue?

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    Lonnie Wilson wrote:
    So when's an enterprising 18 year old going to apply for a CWP, get denied, and then sue?
    hopefully pretty soon.

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    I am all for an 18yo having the right to bear arms. I agree with 21 for a concealed law, however for all of that to make sensean Open Carry policy should be implimented, and the 18yo's should have a right to bear openly.



    The concealed permit should be a bit harder to get. But as concealed is all we are allowed, then there is that battle...hard to make a call on it.

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    340mopar wrote:
    I am all for an 18yo having the right to bear arms. I agree with 21 for a concealed law, however for all of that to make sensean Open Carry policy should be implimented, and the 18yo's should have a right to bear openly.



    The concealed permit should be a bit harder to get. But as concealed is all we are allowed, then there is that battle...hard to make a call on it.
    Not such a 'hard to make call,' you did fine in specifying the infringements that you approved. You seemed to say, "The RKABA shall not be infringed except for reasonable regulations on age and type of carry."

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    340 Mopar. The state constitution is clear: All privileges and immunities, with the exception of alcohol, MUST be given at age 18, period.

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    18 yr olds can possess, and possibly file a suit to get a CWP ? Although, does anyone else think it odd that an 18yr old can possess a handgun under state law, but is prohibited from obtaining the ammunition by federal law ?

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    If your old enough to join the military your old enough to carry a firearm concealed or open. As well as buy the ammo, I'm wondering if the heller case will stop the feds from stopping people under 21 from buying handgun ammo.

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