WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- A brief supporting Supreme Court review of a Fifth Circuit decision in a Second Amendment challenge to irrational federal gun control rules was filed by civil rights attorney Donald J. Kilmer, reports three constitutional rights advocacy groups who joined the brief. A copy of the brief can be viewed at www.firearmspolicy.org/legal.
The amici argue that the Supreme Court should take up the case in order to correct a lower court ruling that upheld a federal gun control rule that bans law-abiding people from buying handguns in states other than their state of permanent residence while allowing the purchase of rifles and shotguns in other states.
“Law-abiding citizens of the United States. . . should not be prohibited by 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(3) and (b)(3) from purchasing a firearm in any of the other states or territories they travel to, travel through, or in any state or territory where they may temporarily reside,” the groups said in the court filing. “Any federal law and/or regulation imposing such a prohibition violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution under any theory of …Read the Rest