(KTEN) — A Fort Worth judge ruled last week that a Texas state law banning adults under the age of 21 from carrying a handgun outside their homes violates the second amendment.

A couple, supported by a gun rights advocacy group, brought their case to court, arguing they should be allowed to carry handguns for protection despite being under 21.

US District Judge Mark Pittman ruled in their favor.

Some praise the ruling for supporting the constitutional rights of young adults

"He's correct under our Constitution, because American citizens have that right," said gun range owner Tap Smith. "You can't say that you're a citizen, but you're not fully a citizen until you're 21."

The ruling comes amid renewed calls in Texas for stricter gun laws following the May massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers with a legally purchased AR-15 style rifle.

Smith believes that in cases of gun violence, all young gun owners should not be punished for the mistakes of some.

"It's kind of a moot point to say that we need to take rights away from millions of Americans over the actions of a couple," he said.

Crystal Wrap points to one specific right afforded to all 18-year-old Americans

"They're considered adults, and if an 18-year-old can go off and fight for our country, they can carry a gun," she said.

It is not known at this time if the State of Texas will attempt to appeal Pittman's ruling.

Although Texas had kept age restrictions on handgun sales, the age limit to purchase long rifles in the state is 18. Many Uvalde families have joined Democrats and gun control advocates in calling on lawmakers to raise the age to purchase rifles to 21.

Uvalde parents also called for stricter gun measures during a Saturday rally at the Texas Capitol. Neither Republican Gov. Greg Abbott nor the GOP’s overwhelming majority in the state Legislature have signaled support for new gun measures since Uvalde.

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa decried the new court ruling Friday and urged Abbott to convene a special legislative session to pass “meaningful, widely-supported gun safety laws.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.