Thursday, February 12, 2015

An Astonishing Gun Rights Victory

Mance v. Holder (N.D.Tex. 2015) struck the provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 that prhibits handgun sales to residents of other states, and does it on Second Amendment grounds.  Another victory for Alan Gura.  The original justification for that ban was that a gun dealer in California could not expect to have local authorities do a national background check.  The Brady Law has now made firearms background checks national, so this is just a nuisance interfering with the right to have a handgun in your home.

As a reader points out, this is a victory caused by the Brady Law.

5 comments:

Windy Wilson said...

I am feeling something like schadenfreude, knowing that Sarah Brady helped this decision become possible.

Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere said...

One of the things we're trying to understand here in California is if we can now purchase off-list handguns. Our DOJ has a list of approved handguns (that ostensibly meet a list of safety criteria) and there are lots of interesting handguns that aren't on that list.

Clayton Cramer said...

Andy: no luck. Still violates California law. Move to the USA.

KCSteve said...

I've always thought it was stupid. The rule on long guns is 'follow the laws of both states'. Should be the same for handguns. Most states don't care where you buy a long gun, most won't care about a handgun. For those states that do, they just have to say that you have to go through their system.

Mauser said...

Piece by piece, it will all come crumbling down.

It's going to be fun to watch.