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Attorney General Bondi Joins States Backing NRA

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida’s Attorney General has decided to join 21 other states that support the overturn of a federal gun law—one that prohibits the sale of handguns to people aged 18 through 20.

Pam Bondi has joined the lawsuit, which is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which seeks to end a federal prohibition on the sale of handguns by federally licensed dealers to 18 to 20-year-olds.

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a brief late last week supporting the National Rifle Association’s attempt to have a federal court strike down a law that restricts handguns to people under 21.

Florida and 20 other states have co-signed Strange’s brief.

Strange maintains that many states already allow young adults to purchase guns legally.

A federal appeals court upheld the law in October 2012.

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