By Tom Knighton
Drunk driving is a serious issue. Driving while intoxicated means you’re not at the top of your game. It claims way too many lives each and every year, and it’s something that can be easily avoided. Especially so in this day of companies like Uber and Lyft.
But should a couple of DUI convictions be sufficient reason for someone to lose their Second Amendment rights?
A federal judge restored the rights of a Pennsylvania man on Friday after determining that his misdemeanor driving under the influence convictions were not serious enough to justify a lifelong restriction on his Second Amendment rights.
Chief Judge Christopher Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that Raymond Holloway’s second misdemeanor DUI conviction in 2005 was not a serious enough crime to result in a lifetime abridgment of one of his constitutional rights. Connor applied the standard set in the landmark case Binderup v. the U.S. Attorney General where the Third Circuit Court of Appeals found those convicted of certain nonviolent offenses can’t be barred from owning firearms for the rest of their lives. He said the government had failed to show that Holloway’s misdemeanor …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms