Federal court ignites chaos, rules firearm restrictions are constitutional

By Daniel Walker | March 27, 2024

Judge Gabriel Sanchez

A federal appeals court upheld court orders prohibiting two criminal defendants from possessing firearms while awaiting trial. 

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Senator John Kennedy

Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, Judge Gabriel Sanchez cited the historical tradition in U.S. law of disarming dangerous criminal defendants. 

Over 100 guns

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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.