Federal Judge Rules USPS Gun Ban Unconstitutional

She stated that “a blanket restriction on firearms possession… is incongruent with the American tradition.“

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle cited the Supreme Court’s New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling in her decision that a U.S. law prohibiting firearms in post offices violates the Constitution. The Supreme Court decision protected the right of individuals to carry a gun in public for self-defense.

A USPS driver had been indicted for carrying a firearm in a federal building. The judge said that the charge was a violation of the Second Amendment. She referenced the fact that post offices have been in existence since the nation’s founding but that federal firearm restrictions did not begin until 1972. Judge Mizelle stated, “A blanket restriction on firearms possession in post offices is incongruent with the American tradition of firearms regulation.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For judges at all levels of the federal judiciary to be discerning regarding the protections within the Bill of Rights.
  • For federal legislators in both chambers of Congress to be prudent in their attempts to restrict firearms.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill


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