Last week, a District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, struck down a provision in the 1968 Gun Control Act that prohibited Americans from buying handguns in any state that is not their own. The measure, the judge wrote, could not pass the strict “scrutiny test” that he applied. One imagines that the Department of Justice will appeal the case, and that it will be awarded a stay. This is a rather predictable reaction. But it’s also a peculiar one, for if this provision of the 1968 Gun Control Act is so absolutely necessary — and if its being overturned will make the country so much less safe — one has to wonder why Senate Democrats offered to repeal it as part of 2013’s Toomey-Manchin bill?
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