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Federal Court Overturns Assault Weapons Ban, Gun Registration and Upholds Open Carry

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    A federal court has just ruled very strongly in favor of gun rights advocates on several important issues. In a fairly surprising court ruling, a United States District Court judge has ruled favorably on five different Second Amendment rights issues. Gun rights groups praised the decision and pointed to the ruling as being an example for other courts to follow.

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    The case was brought by Paul Murphy, a retired United States Army Ranger who claimed that local laws violated his Second Amendment rights. Specifically he challenged, “(1) the requirement that he obtain a license and register his weapons; (2) the restrictions on how he may store his weapons at home; (3) the ban on large capacity magazines (“LCMs”); (4) the ban on rifles in calibers above .223; (5) the ban on “assault weapons”; (6) the ban on transporting operable firearms; and (7) the $1,000 excise tax imposed on handguns.”

    Well, Ramona Manglona, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, ruled on most of those items and in an almost always favorable outcome for Murphy and other gun owners.

    http://controversialtimes.com/news/...ration-and-upholds-open-carry/?utm_source=GSL
     
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    The specifics look to be unique to that jurisdiction. So, it will be interesting to see how this decision plays out in other parts of the United States.
     
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    It's pretty meaningless, even if you live on the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands falls under the jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the most liberal of the Circuit Courts of Appeals so it will likely be overturned en banc.

    Also the District Court ruling has no effect on the rest of the US. The ruling does not constitute established precedent.
     
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