A judge has struck down a law that placed limits on citizens’ Second Amendment rights, ruling that the provision is unconstitutional.
The law prevented a person from possessing a firearm after receiving a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI).
According to Breitbart, U.S. District Court Judge John Milton Younge found the statute – 922(g)(1) – to be a violation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Younge, in part, relied on the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Second Amendment ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen.
The case at issue here is Williams v. Garland, No. 2:17-cv-02641-JMY.
It is taking place in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The person who is challenging the statute is Edward Williams.
Williams was arrested for driving under the influence multiple times in the early 2000s, including in 2000, 2001, and 2004.
The charges for the 2001 arrest were dismissed.
Upon being arrested in 2004, Williams was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.223, which is significantly over the 0.08 legal limit.
Because Williams was arrested for driving under the influence in 2000, Williams, for this 2004 arrest, was charged