Church Fights Court For Right To Defend Itself With Firearms

  • Gun safety and the reach of the Second Amendment is a controversial point of law in our modern culture. While the Supreme Court has issued recent rulings on the Second Amendment, states often continue to enact laws that contradict those rulings, prompting individuals or organizations to have to fight back in litigation.
  • One such example is occurring right now in New York.
  • Lawyers for His Tabernacle Family Church, a nondenominational church in Horseheads, N.Y., about 140 miles southeast of Buffalo, argued Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit that New York’s prohibition on firearms in houses of worship is unconstitutional. In December, the court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the state’s controversial law.
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