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Federal judge rules it unconstitutional to ban guns from post offices

Landon Mion - Fox News | Published on 1/22/2024
A federal judge in Florida ruled that a U.S. law prohibiting people from possessing firearms inside post offices is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of former President Trump, cited a 2022 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded gun rights when she handed down her ruling Friday that dismissed part of an indictment charging a postal worker with illegally possessing a gun in a federal facility.

The 2022 Supreme Court ruling New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen recognized a person's right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense and established a new test for assessing firearms restrictions that it said must be "consistent with this nation's historical tradition of firearm regulation."