Man convicted of misdemeanor 25 years ago has Second Amendment rights restored

by FOX News  |  published on February 23, 2015

A man convicted 25 years ago in Maryland on a misdemeanor charge for carrying a firearm without a license will see his Second Amendment rights restored, under a new federal court ruling issued Wednesday.

Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive director of the Washington-based The Second Amendment Foundation, which represented Julio Suarez, called the ruling “significant.”

“Under existing federal law many people convicted of non-violent state-level misdemeanors have lost their Second Amendment rights because they’ve been lumped together with convicted felons due to indeterminate sentencing laws,” Gottlieb said.

“That’s not right, and cases like this help restore some perspective and narrow some broad legislative brush strokes.”

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