Friday, March 30, 2012

Federal Judge Strikes Down Massachusetts Ban on Permanent Residents Having Handguns

Of Arms and the Law has a copy of Fletcher v. Haas (D.Mass. 2012), which strikes down Massachusetts' ban on permanent resident aliens possessing handguns in their homes, or obtaining a carry permit.  Wow!  What a concept: "right of the people" means the same in the Second Amendment that it does elsewhere in the Bill of Rights!

1 comment:

Mike said...

More good 2A news from the courts via thetruthaboutguns.com and saf.org
http://saf.org/viewpr-new.asp?id=397

Ruling:
http://ia700501.us.archive.org/7/items/gov.uscourts.nced.107258/gov.uscourts.nced.107258.87.0.pdf

Important to note that the judge applied 'strict scrutiny'. Most post-Heller cases have been applying 'intermediate scrutiny'.