Chalk One Up for Gun Enthusiasts

From Breitbart:

Ruger SR1911 Commander model

On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the federal interstate handgun sales ban is unconstitutional.

Breitbart News previously reported that this ban was implemented after Congress passed Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which was signed into law by Lyndon Baines Johnson in the fall of 1968. The interstate sales ban bars a law-abiding resident in one state from buying a handgun from a retail gun store in another, but allows interstate shotgun, rifle, and tactical rifle sales to continue.

According to the Firearms Policy Coalition, the ruling was the result of Fredric Russell Mance, Jr. et al. v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. and B. Todd Jones, which was backed by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)

Judge O’Connor ruled that the ban on interstate handgun sales violated “the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause.” The provisions of the ban are therefore unconstitutional and the “defendants are enjoined from enforcing them.”


While this is a victory for individual liberty, it is a battle that should never have happened.  Since criminals don’t abide by handgun laws anyway, it only affected lawful commerce.

The libs are relentless though, so watch for this to be appealed in 3…2…1..


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10 Responses to Chalk One Up for Gun Enthusiasts

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Yes, relentless. And are so stupid they never consider any law passed affects only the law abiding?
    I don’t think so, Tim….

    • Kathy says:

      I don’t think so either, but then they’re not as concerned about the criminals (that’s just the cover) as they are the gun owners.

  2. vonMesser says:

    Does this affect long-arm sales also?

  3. Saltwater says:

    Do not get too excited about this yet. The appeal (you just KNOW that is coming) will bring it up before the Fifth Circuit – not exactly a “gun friendly” group.

  4. Clyde says:

    I’m sure Sarah Brady, Gabby Giffords, and Bloomberg ALL stroked when they read THIS. As Salty alluded to, you KNOW the leftards are preparing the appeal as we speak.

  5. Hardnox says:

    Good anyway…
    Kudos to the judge.

  6. lizentrekin1 says:

    Have you noticed since many people are coming under fire in front of Congress this passed month, just how many judges rulings are finding fault with or supporting non Obama decisions?? I am thinking rats and sinking ships!! Anyone else?

  7. tannngl says:

    Everyone’s right. It’s not over. They’re always coming for our rights which, btw, WERE given to us by GOD.