US top court refuses to review youth gun restrictions

Handguns are displayed during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Houston, Texas on May 5, 2013The US Supreme Court refused Monday to review restrictions on handguns for young people, dealing a blow to arms activists. The highly anticipated decision by the prestigious panel, delivered without comment, dismissed two challenges by the powerful National Rifle Association. The move upholds a Texas law that prevents young people aged 18 to 21 from obtaining a permit to carry handguns. It also confirms a 1968 federal provision that only allows the sale of handguns to those older than 21.

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