June 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. government cannot ban people convicted of non-violent crimes from possessing guns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
The 11-4 ruling from the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest defeat for gun control laws in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year expanding gun rights nationwide.
The decision stems from a 2020 lawsuit by a Pennsylvania man, Bryan Range, who was barred under federal law from possessing a gun after pleading guilty to welfare fraud. He claimed the prohibition violated his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This is monumental. I have been a supporter of allowing Non-violent felons for a long while now and besides the obvious rectification of Civil Rights violations, the cascade of crap that is sure to come and bathe government and Liberals is to be put on Pay-Per-View.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which enforces federal gun laws, declined to comment.
I believe they will do their hardest to appeal and hopefully they will lose big time. Now just imagine the herculean labor that will represent to clear federal databases of non-violent felons or be subjected to massive quantities of lawsuits for violations of civil rights by the millions of individuals who were not able to complete a NICS checks because of some petty shit taken to Felony by local or federal governments. And that is not all: Anybody (a minority for sure) who got indicted/prosecuted/incarcerated for trying to buy a gun while being a non-violent felon may have a chance to sue the government for not only violating Civil Rights but costs, loss of income and wrongful imprisonment may be added to the legal cauldron.
It would be a cataclysmic legal clusterflock. This may end up clogging the ATF and the FBI for decades…which overall, does not seem like a bad idea after all.
Here is to it happening.