Federal Judge Delivers Blow to Case On Ammo Background Checks

By Mike Fishmore | May 11, 2024

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A recent controversial federal court ruling in New York has reignited discussions on the legality of the state's ammunition background check rules. The decision by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., appointed under the Obama administration, is a pivotal moment in the ongoing legal fight over gun control.
 

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Judge Geraci's ruling referred to a 1756 colonial Virginia law that banned Catholics from owning weapons to support his stance. He argued that this historical law reflects a long-standing tradition of limiting firearm access for potentially dangerous individuals.
 

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Despite recognizing ammunition as protected under the Second Amendment, Geraci supported New York's background check law. This verdict prompts debates on balancing individual gun rights with public safety and the interpretation of old laws in today's legal landscape.