Fed. Court Ruling Opens Door To Gun Rights Restoration For Certain Misdemeanors

The Second Amendment Foundation has quietly won a significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which the judge has ruled that a man convicted of a serious misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat to the community” than an average law-abiding citizen, may not lose his Second Amendment rights under a federal gun control statute known as 922(g)(1).

The ruling, by Judge James Knoll Gardner for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, says that application of that statute to the plaintiff, Daniel Binderup, “violates the Second Amendment.”

“This case could provide a building block upon which similar cases in which people are convicted of non-violent misdemeanors might be challenged because they have lost their right to keep and bear arms as a result,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. “Under existing federal law, many people convicted of state-level misdemeanors have lost their Second Amendment rights, essentially because they’ve been lumped together with convicted felons.

FK – Any ‘felon’ who can’t be trusted with weapons of any kind, as easy as weapons are to acquire in any society, can’t be trusted to be let out of prison. Of course the “Liberal”(commie) trash think their obedient black-suited Nazis and bodyguards are the only ones who should be trusted with weapons. Put the “Liberal”(commie) trash and other assorted authoritarian types in prison, where they belong.