by Gina Cassini | Top Right News
In a stinging rebuke to disgraced and outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a Federal judge handed gun owners a huge victory on Wednesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Reed OConnor ruled that the federal interstate handgun sales ban is unconstitutional.
As Bretibart reported, that this ban was implemented after Congress passed Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), which was signed into law by Lyndon Baines Johnson in the fall of 1968. The interstate sales ban bars a law-abiding resident in one state from buying a handgun from a retail gun store in another, but allows interstate shotgun, rifle, and tactical rifle sales to continue.
According to the Firearms Policy Coalition, the ruling was the result of Fredric Russell Mance, Jr. et al. v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. and B. Todd Jones, which was backed by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA).
Judge OConnor ruled that the ban on interstate handgun sales violated the Second Amendment and the Fifth Amendments Due Process Clause. The provisions of the ban are therefore unconstitutional and the [d]efendants are enjoined from enforcing [them].
Those defendants are employees of the U.S. Justice Department and ATF. Its a sweet victory, which the Obama administration will likely appeal, but which this pro-gun SCOTUS is almost certain to uphold.
Its an added bonus to see the corrupt Holder being sent out of office with an historic, devastating defeat.