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National groups take issue with Lubbock teen's gun lawsuit

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock teenager now has national opposition in his fight for the right to carry a concealed handgun.  James D'Cruz of Lubbock filed a lawsuit against both the state and federal governments in Lubbock federal court. 

D'Cruz claims in his September lawsuits that "The State flatly bans exercise of the right to carry a handgun by non-military, law-abiding adults who are 18 to 20 years of age." 

This week the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence, and Mothers Against Teen Violence got involved.  They filed a motion to have D'Cruz' state lawsuit dismissed. 

It says in part, "As a result of the danger posed to the public when such young persons are armed with lethal firearms outside the home, most states, like Texas, prohibit persons under 21 from carrying loaded, concealed weapons in public."

However, the two activist groups asked permission to temporarily withdraw their court motion until state officials first have the chance to respond. 

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