Second Amendment supporters and lovers of freedom have a rare court win to celebrate, this time in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.
A Federal District Court of Appeals there has overturned four of ten firearms provisions imposed on DC residents, partially gutting one of the most restrictive gun laws in America. By a two to one margin, the judicial panel upheld the latest legal challenge filed by gun owner Dick Heller, a DC citizen who had waged a previously successful suit against local gun laws in 2008. This new ruling paves the way for the purchase of more than one pistol per month. Also overturned by the judges were requirements for weapons to be delivered to police stations for inspection and registration, as well as the successful completion of gun ownership knowledge tests by firearms owners, and the re-registration of firearms housed in the District every three years.
Six less restrictive firearms provisions of the law were allowed to stand.
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In his majority opinion, Judge Douglas Ginsburg wrote that the District of Columbia had offered no “substantial evidence” that the requirements struck down had enhanced public safety.
Legal experts suggested the ruling might serve as a precedent in overturning similar legal provisions hindering gun ownership now on the books in Maryland, New Jersey, and California.
This is also great news for those who have studied the statistics and learned the truth. Guns prevent crime. That is a surefire position embraced by Gun Owners of America, but it’s none too popular in some quarters.
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As government officials bend over backwards to strip Americans of their firearms, Gun Owners of America is working overtime defending the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
To learn more about your Second Amendment rights and the latest assaults on the Second Amendment, plus what you can do to help, visit Gun Owners of America’s website at: http://Gunowners.org
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