‘Uncharted Frontiers Remain’: 3rd Circuit Breaks New Ground With Ruling on Local Gun Restrictions

'Uncharted Frontiers Remain': 3rd Circuit Breaks New Ground With Ruling on Local Gun Restrictions

Photo: Nomad_Soul – stock.adobe.com For the first time in federal jurisprudence, the question of whether local ordinances restricting gun purchases and use at sports clubs and ranges violate the Second Amendment has been addressed by an appellate court, according to a new ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The precedential Aug. 17 ruling from the three-judge panel’s decision comes in the form of the court reviving a Second Amendment challenge brought by gun club owner William Drummond against Robinson Township. Drummond sued the township, claiming its decision to rezone the area on which his gun club is located to restrict the use and purchase of certain firearms—previously allowed—violated his constitutional rights.

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