A federal court of appeals is hearing a case challenging the constitutionality of a law passed in the aftermath of the state’s worst school shooting that left 17 people dead and another 17 injured. The law bars the sale of long guns to those younger than 21.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta vacated a March ruling that upheld the 2018 law’s constitutionality. The law was passed after a 19-year-old massacred students and teachers at his former school.
The National Rifle Association is leading the challenge against the law. The appeal’s full hearing has not been set.