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CASE ENTRY

Mance v. Sessions

Federal law requires federally licensed handgun dealers to sell only to the residents of the state where the dealer is located. D.C. residents: The sole licensed dealer in D.C. has no inventory, just charges a fee to import guns from other dealers. We want to buy directly from a dealer in Texas. District court: The law is unconstitutional. Fifth Circuit: Reversed. It satisfies strict scrutiny. Can’t expect dealers to understand each states’ multifarious gun restrictions.


Tags: 2018, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Fifth Circuit, Firearms, Second Amendment

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