DOJ Seeks To Overturn Ruling Striking Down Interstate Handgun Transfer Ban

DOJ Files Brief Seeking to Overturn Mance v. Lynch

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DOJ Seeks To Overturn Ruling Striking Down Interstate Handgun Transfer Ban
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NEWTOWN, Conn –-( The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its opening brief with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mance v. Lynch seeking to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the federal interstate handgun transfer ban.

The district court found the ban unconstitutional after a Washington, D.C.-based couple attempted to purchase two handguns in Texas, but would have been forced to pay at least $150 in transfer and shipping fees to the District’s only licensed retailer.

DOJ argues in its brief that under the Heller Supreme Court decision, the handgun transfer provisions are lawful qualifications on the commercial sale of firearms that do not substantially burden Second Amendment rights, including the core right to defend oneself in one’s home.

National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the ruling of the district court and intends to file an amicus brief with the 5th Circuit to demonstrate the adverse impact the ban has on federally licensed firearms retailers and its other responsible and law-abiding members.

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Is there any news on this?

TSgt B

Historically, the 5th Circuit has been quite pro-2A.


What is the history of the 5th Circuit in 2nd amendment cases? Positive or negative?


This reform is long overdue. The reform regarding long guns occurred way back in 1986, this should have been part of it back then.

Sreet Survivor

Well Loretta Lynch has inherited a criminal enterprise. We had Fast n Furious Eric Holder – the Bankers friend.And don’t forget his boss Janet [We did it for the children Waco] Reno. A large set of boots to fill. Too bad no attorney has the balls to charge these criminals with the Rico Statues. If they were Italian Americans ,it would be a different story. Heck the whole District of Criminals should be charged with Rico. Need a lot of rope for that neck tie party !!!

Winston Smith

Department of INjustice and Racial grievance more like it.


wtf ever happened to “FAST & FURIOUS” … who went to jail for dealing guns to the Mexican Drug Dealers ?


Holder get a retirement check from the taxpayers