Based on Loose Reasoning, a Federal Judge Upholds Gun-Free School Zones Act

Source: Town Hall
by Jacob Sullum

“A federal law prohibits gun possession within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school. That restriction, a federal judge in Montana noted last week, ‘covers almost the entirety of every urban location in the United States, including many places that have nothing to do with the closest school.’ U.S. District Judge Susan Watters nevertheless concluded that the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act is consistent with ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms.’ The decision shows that some federal judges are still bending over backward to uphold constitutionally dubious gun control laws, despite the Supreme Court’s recognition that the Second Amendment guarantees a right not only to keep firearms at home for self-defense but also to carry them in public for the same purpose.” (02/07/24)