One of the attorneys for the NRA in Jennings v. BATFE, David Thompson, was interviewed by Ginny Simone of NRA News about the dismissal of the case. Mr. Thompson said that while they have the utmost respect for Judge Samuel Cummings, they are disappointed in his ruling.
Mr. Thompson said they plan to appeal the ruling next week to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. He said that he thought the judge erred in disaggregating the right of 18 to 20-year olds to possess a handgun from the right of those in this age group to purchase a handgun legally from a dealer. He also criticized the comparison of those in this age group to “infants”.