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2nd Amendment Victory Against Orwellian Massachusetts Gun Control Law


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The Supreme Court vacated a Massachusetts gun control law and directed a lower court to reconsider the case.

“The case in question, Morin v. Lyver, centers around a controversial Massachusetts law that imposes strict restrictions on the possession and purchase of handguns, including the need for a license in order to purchase or possess a pistol,” Fox News reported.

“The law also includes a lifetime ban on purchasing handguns on anyone convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor involving the possession or use of guns,” the outlet added.

The New York Post noted:

The Supreme Court on Monday vacated the ruling by a lower court that found the Massachusetts law constitutional.

The high court also sent the case back to the First Circuit Court of Appeals “in light” of its June ruling in the New York gun case.

Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the 6-3 majority, said the law’s requirement that New Yorkers who want a permit to carry a handgun in public show “proper cause” that the weapon is ​specifically needed for self-defense “violates the Fourteenth Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms in public.”

The Supreme Court’s order in the Massachusetts case was unsigned and there were no dissents.

“The constitutional right to bear arms in public for self-defense is not ‘a second-class right, subject to an entirely different body of rules than the other Bill of Rights guarantees,’” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority at the time.

“We know of no other constitutional right that an individual may exercise only after demonstrating to government officers some special need.”

“The case was considered a landmark ruling by the court, opening up the potential for new challenges to state and local restrictions on guns,” Fox News added.


 

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