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A surprising victory for gun rights in Puerto Rico has eliminated the
firearms registry and licensing requirements to purchase and carry in
the Commonwealth, the Second Amendment Foundation has confirmed.
As of now, according to Sandra Barreras with Ladies of the Second
Amendment (LSA), the group that brought the lawsuit, “there is no
regulation to purchase or carry (and) all purchases will be handled in
accordance with federal firearms regulations.” LSA is affiliated with
SAF through the International Association for the Protection of Civilian
Arms Rights (IAPCAR).
The class-action lawsuit challenged various articles in Puerto Rico’s
gun law, which the court declared unconstitutional. Because of the
ruling, Barreras said, Puerto Ricans may now carry openly or concealed
without a permit, and they do not need to obtain a permit before
purchasing a firearm.
This was a class action lawsuit involving more than 850 individual
plaintiffs, she reported to SAF offices. The news was greeted with
delight, especially because in reaching its decision, the court cited
the Heller and McDonald Supreme Court cases, and the recent ruling in
Palmer v. District of Columbia. Both the McDonald and Palmer cases were
won by SAF.
“Cumbersome firearms regulations have never prevented criminals from
getting their hands on guns,” noted SAF founder and Executive Vice
President Alan M. Gottlieb. “They have only inconvenienced law-abiding
citizens, or deprived them outright from exercising their rights under
the Second Amendment.”