NJ Judge Tells Man Second Amendment Does Not Override Local Gun Laws

DAILY CALLER — A New Jersey judge told a man Tuesday the Second Amendment does not overrule local gun laws when he lost the right to own a firearm and ammunition after a court dropped domestic violence charges against him.

An appellate judge upheld an earlier Superior Court judge’s decision that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer eligible to own a gun, reported NJ Radio 101.5.

According to NJ Radio 101.5, Vinogradsky’s wife obtained a restraining order in June 2013 against him and police seized his weapons as well as arrested him for having “high capacity magazines and hollow point bullets.”

However, his wife later dropped the complaint against him and he successfully participated in a pretrial intervention program, which enabled him to avoid a criminal conviction on the weapons charges.

However, the judge went forward with seizing his gun ownership rights from him, claiming that he assaulted his wife and committed a crime.

Additionally, the judge said in his opinion that while the Second Amendment guarantees the individual right to have a firearm for self-defense, the U.S. constitution does not supersede “states’ enforcement of their ‘longstanding prohibitions’ on firearm possession” and “like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.”

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