It’s no secret that liberals hate guns. The actions of such individuals as President Bill Clinton, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and the more leftist members of the Supreme Court every time they’re forced to rule on gun legislation, it’s pretty apparent.
U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued the stunning defeat to the left in the case of Fredric Russell Mance, Jr. et al. v. (Attorney General) Eric H. Holder, Jr. and (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director) B. Todd Jones earlier this week.
The premise of the case is the transfer of handguns to a law-abiding person from another state.
Presently a person can purchase a long gun or shotgun out of state but not a handgun. All handgun purchases must be conducted in the state of your residence.
While Federal Firearm License dealers can transfer handguns between states, certain handguns are not permitted to be transferred from an FFL holder to the general population in certain states.
The Hansons, residents of Washington, D.C., sought to purchase a pair of handguns directly from Mance, an FFL dealer in Texas.
The Hansons were legally able to own the handguns in both Texas and D.C., yet, because of the law, Mance was not able to directly sell them the firearms. They would have to be transferred to a FFL holder in D.C. first.
The defendants filed suit, arguing this violated their Second Amendment rights as well as their Fifth Amendment right to due process.
And luckily for Americans, the court agreed with them (H/T Western Journalism).
Although this ruling has far reaching implications, appeals are almost certain.
Nonetheless, this is an important decision for Americans who value their unimpeded right to keep and bear arms in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune