Today, the Fifth Circuit held that you do not have a Second Amendment right to a machinegun

From the Opinion:

"This appeal concerns the constitutionality of a 1986 federal statute that makes possession of a “machinegun” unlawful. Jay Aubrey Isaac Hollis, as trustee of his own revocable trust, submitted an application to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to manufacture a machinegun. ATF denied his application pursuant to the 1986 statute. Hollis filed suit, challenging the constitutionality of the 1986 statute. The district court dismissed the suit, holding that Hollis lacked standing, and, in the alternative, that machineguns are not protected by the Second Amendment. We disagree about standing, but we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment."

It is disappointing that the Court disagreed with the rationale behind our arguments and affirmed the District Court, however, we will move forward with a Petition for Rehearing en banc.

You can read the Opinion for yourself here.


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