Another Civil Rights Victory Brought to You By Alan Gura

You’ve been able to buy long guns in other states, but doing so with handguns has been verboten. The court has decided that’s unconstitutional.

From Reason:

“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,” Judge O’Connor wrote in Mance v. Holder, “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.”

Some are saying this is the death knell for local magazine restrictions or “approved” guns lists. I’m skeptical. The courts have been more lenient in those areas.

Still an excellent win from Alan Gura.

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