ATF responds to Lubbock teen's lawsuit, denies rights violation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

ATF responds to Lubbock teenager's lawsuit, denies rights violation

By James Clark | email  

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – The federal government says a Lubbock teenager's lawsuit should be thrown out of court.

Back in on September 8th Texas tech student and Lubbock native James D'cruz sued both the state of Texas and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  He claims that both the state and federal governments have compromised the gun rights of people between the ages of 18 through 20.

Thanks to a Wednesday court filing, we get to see the ATF's response.  The ATF claims that D'cruz is only forbidden from buying a gun from a federally-licensed gun dealer.  Further, D'cruz is "free to obtain handguns in a variety of legal ways and from a variety of legal sources."

The ATF concludes that there is no 2nd Amendment violation and therefore asks the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.  We'll let you know when the judge makes a ruling.       

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