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A judge ruled Thursday that a Louisiana law prohibiting felons from carrying firearms was in violation of a recently ratified constitutional amendment, according to The Times-Pacayune.

“The courts cannot question the wisdom of fundamental law and frustrate the will of the people; their function is to interpret and apply that law,” he wrote. “After reviewing the law and applying a strict scrutiny standard, the Court finds La R.S. 14:95.1 unconstitutional in its entirety.”

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The case involved a man who was convicted of attempted simple burglary, a felony crime, and later caught possessing firearms. The man’s attorneys argued that although the state had a compelling interest to prevent certain violent felons from owning guns, it could not provide compelling evidence that the same should be true for all felons.

Just because you'll break into somebody's home and steal their stuff doesn't mean you shouldn't be allowed to have firearms.

Brilliant.

Originally posted to Toking Points Memo on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 05:28 AM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA) and Shut Down the NRA.

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