Third Circuit rejects Second Amendment rights for felons

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that barring convicted felons from possessing firearms does not infringe upon their constitutional rights. Attorneys for James Barton, previously convicted on drug and weapons charges, argued that his 2007 arrest on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm under 18 USC 922(g)(1) [text] constitutes a violation of Barton’s Second Amendment [text] rights. The court’s ruling acknowledges an individual’s…

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