Gun Ban For Those Convicted of Non-Violent Crimes Struck Down

Federal judge upholds Supreme Court decision in 2022.

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that the federal government cannot bar those convicted of non-violent crimes from owning guns. Bryan Range filed a lawsuit against the federal government in 2020 after he was prevented from purchasing a shotgun because he pleaded guilty to welfare fraud in 1995. Range claimed that the federal law violated his Second Amendment rights. The 3rd Circuit Court agreed.

Lawsuits related to gun possession have increased in the wake of the Supreme Court upholding gun rights in June 2022. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v Bruen, the Supreme Court ruled that any law infringing on a person’s right to keep and brea arms was contrary to the Constitution. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For federal appellate judges as they hear cases regarding the constitutionality of laws.
  • For wisdom for justices of the Supreme Court as they discuss and decide the final cases of this term.

Sources: Reuters, AP


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