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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Second Amendment – Marijuana User — Dangerous Neighborhood – Firearms Conviction Vacated (access required)

U.S. v. Carter A marijuana user who asserts his Second Amendment right to possess firearms for his own protection in a dangerous neighborhood has his firearms conviction under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(3) vacated by the 4th Circuit; Congress might have reasonably concluded that disarming drug users could reduce gun violence, and the government gets another chance to make a sufficient record to uphold the statute.

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