(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – A Florida judge has ruled that a United States law prohibiting people from bearing firearms in post offices is unconstitutional. This is the latest ruling that has found that a gun restriction has violated the Constitution.
U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, who was appointed by former President Trump, has cited the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen ruling in 2022 in which the individual’s right to bear arms in public was recognized by the Supreme Court. The judge’s ruling was concerning the indictment of U.S. Postal Service truck driver Emmanuel Ayala, who had been charged with illegal possession of a firearm in a federal building.
While the judge dismissed the firearm charge which violated his Second Amendment rights he did not dismiss Ayala’s other charge which related to his resisting arrest. Mizelle further wrote that the restriction of firearms in post offices was “incongruent” with the American tradition regarding firearms regulations.
Ayala, who prosecutors had indicted after he brought a gun onto the Postal Service property, had attempted to flee the location as the federal agents had tried to detain him. Ayala did have a concealed weapons permit however he was charged under a statute that prohibited all firearms from federal facilities.
The judge pointed out that post offices have been around since the creation of the nation, and that federal laws only started forbidding firearms in post offices after 1972. She further pointed out that the restrictions would “abridge the right to bear arms by regulating it into practical non-existence.”
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