Victory For 2nd Amendment Rights

February 13, 2015

Court Finds Federal Law Unconstitutional
BY TIM SCHMIDT – USCCA FOUNDER

Just two days ago, in a paramount victory for the U.S. Constitution, the great men who created it, and those since who have fought so hard to uphold and defend it, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor “ruled that the federal law prohibiting handgun sales to out of state residents…is in violation of both the Second and Fifth amendments.” [Guns.com]

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, with financial support from the Second Amendment Foundation, won this major ruling in the Mance vs. Holder case, first introduced in July of 2014 when Texas FFL Frederic Mance, Jr. was prohibited by federal law from selling a handgun to Andrew and Tracey Hanson of Washington, D.C.—despite the fact that Texas state law does not prohibit the interstate transaction.

According to Guns.com, Judge O’Connor concluded that “the federal interstate handgun transfer ban targets the entire national market of handgun sales and directly burdens law-abiding, responsible citizens who seek to complete otherwise lawful transactions for handguns.”

Noted gun-rights attorney Alan Gura—who represented the plaintiffs in this case—gave a straightforward statement that helps to break down the absurdity of the ban in the first place. As reported by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, he suggested:

“It is bizarre and irrational to destroy the national market for an item that Americans have a fundamental right to purchase. Americans would never tolerate a ban on the interstate sale of books or contraceptives. And Americans are free to buy rifles and shotguns outside their state of residence, so long as the dealers respect the laws of the buyer’s home state. We’re gratified that the Court agreed that handguns should be treated no differently.”

Of course, on the other end of O’Connor’s decision is Attorney General Eric Holder, whose office fought the lawsuit—and lost. According to BearingArms.com, “the defeat of the ban was another slap in the face” to Holder, “who wholeheartedly supported the ban (and every other gun restriction).”

To really give you an idea of the importance—the gravity—of this decision, it’s interesting to note that this ruling affects regulations originally set forth by the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968. That’s 1968…as in 47 years ago.

Score another one for the good guys!

The bottom line is that The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 is no match for the 227-year-old U.S. Constitution—a document that defines the supreme law of the land and which continues to inspire freedom-loving Americans to fight back against unwarranted restrictions and tyranny even today.

So I’ll say it again:

Score another one for the good guys—who continue to prove that what is right will always prevail in the end. (Sorry, Eric Holder…but not really.)
Take Care and Stay Safe,

Tim Schmidt
Publisher – Concealed Carry Report
USCCA Founder

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