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Comm2A and SAF File Suit in Massachusetts

They are challenging the ban on firearms possession by lawfully admitted aliens, and the ban on firearms and ammunition purchase by lawful resident aliens. There is very strong case law that will support getting the ban overturned for lawful resident aliens. If I understand the first aspect of the lawsuit correctly, this challenges the ban mere possession, meaning challenging the fact that it’s a crime to take you friend visiting from overseas to a shooting range. Given the Supreme Court has said plainly this is a fundamental right, that probably plays strongly that a blanket ban on possession is unconstitutional, though it may be constitutional to restrict lawful admitted aliens from purchasing a gun under the Heller dicta that permits some degree of qualification on commercial sales of firearms.

3 Responses to “Comm2A and SAF File Suit in Massachusetts”

  1. Drang says:

    Good friend of ours is a Canadian subject. He’s married to an American citizen, lives in Joe Huffman’s stomping grounds, Moscow, ID. Where he’s free to own,shoot, and pack firearms, while waiting for Immigration to get of their dead collective ass and naturalize him–been waiting 10 years or more.
    He can’t touch a gun in WA state. WA will not issue an “Alien Firearms License” to a Permanent Resident Alien who is not a resident of WA.

  2. Sage Thrasher says:

    I wish these Brits luck, but since MA law still leaves it up to the local sheriff whether or not to grant a license just to possess, let alone carry, even a victory in court might not change anything for them. Typical example of why civil rights should not be left up to local authorities to grant or deny, whether in MA or MS. Ironically, many MA residents will tell you proud stories about freedom riders from decades ago…

  3. terraformer says:

    I wish these Brits luck, but since MA law still leaves it up to the local sheriff whether or not to grant a license just to possess, let alone carry, even a victory in court might not change anything for them. Typical example of why civil rights should not be left up to local authorities to grant or deny, whether in MA or MS. Ironically, many MA residents will tell you proud stories about freedom riders from decades ago…

    We have a lawsuit filed to solve that problem too. It will take more than one, but we are working on it.

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