The federal interstate handgun transfer ban was declared to be unconstitutional by Judge Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The ban, according to the judge, infringes on our Second Amendment rights.
O’Connor wrote in Mance v. Holder: “The federal interstate handgun transfer ban is unique compared to other firearms restrictions because it does not target certain people (such as felons or the mentally ill), conduct (such as carrying firearms into government buildings or schools), or distinctions among certain classes of firearms (such as fully automatic weapons or magazine capacity). Instead, 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.”
The Obama administration, he wrote, has “not shown that the federal interstate handgun transfer ban is narrowly tailored to be the least restrictive means of achieving the Government’s goals under current law. The federal interstate handgun transfer ban is therefore unconstitutional on its face.”
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