Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Firearm ban for immigrants invalid

"An application for a firearm license or permit cannot be denied
solely on the basis of the applicant’s status as a lawful permanent
resident alien, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled.  “Any classification based on the assumption that lawful permanent
residents are categorically dangerous and that all American citizens by
contrast are trustworthy lacks even a reasonable basis,” Judge Douglas
P. Woodlock concluded.  “The possibility that some resident aliens are unsuited to possess a handgun does not justify a wholesale ban,” he continued.  “I conclude the Massachusetts firearms regulatory regime as applied
to the individual plaintiffs contravenes the Second Amendment.” – Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Apr. 3, 2012.