On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued its unanimous (attached) opinion in Hollis v. Lynch, upholding the federal machinegun ban, the same as the Third Circuit did in Watson v. United States.
In a horrible, poorly reasoned decision, the Fifth Circuit claimed that the federal machine gun ban does not violate the Second Amendment. It came to this conclusion based on several blatant misreadings of the Supreme Court’s decisions in Heller and Miller.
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This case puts on full display the willingness of the courts to ignore both the Constitution and prior constitutional rulings.
Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) has prepared an overview of the legal activity that GOF engaged in during 2015.
GOF was involved in over a dozen Second Amendment cases -- from challenging the machine gun ban to tackling waiting periods.
On May 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its “Precedential” opinion in Watson v. United States.
On November 2, Gun Owners Foundation filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the federal machine gun ban, ironically passed as part of the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act.
Today, the Gun Owners Foundation legal team filed comments opposing the United States Postal Service’s “Proposed New Standards Prohibit the Mailing of Replica or Inert Munitions.” (See 73 Fed. Reg. 12321.) The new rule proposes to declare as nonmailable “[r]eplica or inert munitions.”
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