Friday, September 19, 2014

Second Amendment victory in Hawaii

Applying Hawaiian  law, a lawfully admitted permanent resident was not allowed to apply for a firearm permit because he was not yet a citizen.  Using  strict scrutiny, the  federal district court invalidated this practice, finding an unlawful classification based on alienage under the Equal Protection Clause and the Second Amendment.

However, the court limited its ruling to legal aliens, and not illegal aliens:


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