Federal Court Overturns Prohibition Against Handgun Sales to Out-of-State Residents
Federal Court Judge Reed O’Connor (Northern District of Texas) ruled yesterday that a provision within the Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibiting the sale of handguns to out-of-state residents was unconstitutional. In striking down the ban, Judge O’Connor reasoned that the ban was “not narrowly tailored to be the least restrictive means of achieving the Government’s goals.” The ruling now permits a handgun to be purchased by an out-of-state consumer as long as that handgun is legal in the buyer’s state of residence. A copy of Judge O’Connor’s opinion can be found here.
Federal Court Judge Rejects Challenge to New York City’s Pistol Permit Law
New York Southern District Judge Robert Sweet ruled Tuesday that New York City’s pistol permit law does not infringe on firearm owners’ Second Amendment rights by restricting the transport of the firearms to and from practice ranges approved by the city. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (the plaintiffs in the case) argued that the city’s current resident permit system – which prohibits transporting firearms to practice ranges or shooting competitions outside of the city – impinged on residents’ constitutional rights. Judge Sweet opined that “the rule does not prevent or prohibit anyone from engaging in target practice or shooting competitions, rather it prohibits transporting the handgun to a range not approved by the city.” A copy of Judge Sweet’s opinion can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.