Judge Halts Biden’s Attack On The 2nd Amendment

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(TargetLiberty.org) – In Texas, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, did not allow the Biden administration to implement a new firearm sale rule that would require dealers to perform background checks on buyers that they met outside of their physical stores, including at gun shows. 

The new rule was meant to go into effect on Monday, however, Kacsmaryk prevented the federal government from implementing the rule against gun-rights groups, such as Gun Owners of America. The new decision is only related to Texas and does not include other places that are part of the lawsuit such as Utah, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

In his ruling, Kacsmaryk had pointed out that the plaintiffs were afraid that these presumptions might result in criminal or civil penalties for conduct that up until yesterday was lawful. 

The lawsuits had been brought forward by 26 GOP attorney generals in Florida, Texas, and Arkansas who were looking to block the rule from being enforced. The plaintiffs have maintained that the rule is a violation of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and that President Joe Biden lacked the necessary authority in order to implement it. 

The Biden administration had set forth the new requirements in an attempt to curb gun violence, while also addressing a loophole that unlicensed dealers exploited to sell guns without having to check if the prospective buyer is legally prohibited from having a gun. The rule had been originally proposed in August.

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