MA gun ban for permanent resident aliens stricken
Fletcher v. Haas, ruling entered this morning. Brought by individuals and SAF and Commonwealth Second Amendment (altho the court holds that the organizations lacked organizational standing).
The ruling includes an interesting discussion of alienage and the voting franchise. The two were not anything near synonymous in the 18th and 19th centuries, since on the one hand many States and territories allowed some or all aliens to vote, and on the other women and minors, although citizens, did not get to vote.
Posted by: DirtCrashr at March 30, 2012 11:26 AM
Wow! At this rate, Massachusetts will join the United States!
Posted by: Clayton E. Cramer at March 30, 2012 02:23 PM
"Wow! At this rate, Massachusetts will join the United States!" I wouldn't bet the farm on that Clayton but it is nice to see we're starting to head in the right direction.
It's been a great week or two for SAF. Hats off to Alan and Alan!! Keep pressing the fight to the enemy.
Posted by: Greg in Allston at March 30, 2012 03:05 PM
Maybe we can get them to do something about non-resident carry permits. As it is now, I have to drive to Chelsea, pay them a non-refundable $100 fee and hope they decide to give me an unrestricted permit, which is not likely.
At least in RI, the statute says there is a shall issue law, even if you have to sue the ;police chiefs into following it.
Posted by: Jim at March 30, 2012 08:38 PM
SAF...... what else can be said.
Posted by: GunRightsAttorneys at April 1, 2012 01:58 PM