2nd Amendment Suffers Another Crushing Blow by Federal Court

By Daniel Walker | April 3, 2024

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

A federal appeals court upheld court orders prohibiting two criminal defendants from possessing firearms while awaiting trial. Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, Judge Gabriel Sanchez cited the historical tradition in U.S. law of disarming dangerous criminal defendants. 

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The federal court affirmed the constitutionality of firearm restrictions on defendants awaiting trial has reignited discussions on the intersection of gun rights, public safety, and the legal framework governing pretrial defendants. The decision, issued by a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, underscores the broader implications for the regulation of firearms and the balance between individual liberties and public welfare.

Threatening law enforcement

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One defendant was arrested with over 100 guns after threatening law enforcement, while the other was arrested transporting methamphetamines and fentanyl across the border.