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Steve Halbrook: Supreme Court Decision Should Have Favored Defendant

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Second Amendment attorney and scholar Steve Halbrook discusses the Supreme Court decision in Abramski v. United States. In a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld two lower court decisions in a case involving a Virginia police officer who purchased a firearm for his uncle in Pennsylvania. The purchase was determined to be illegal because the buyer's name was not on the purchase document. Interpretation of ATF policies complicate the matter. Halbrook discusses the ruling, and how it impacts purchases intended as gifts, prizes for raffles or firearms that may be eventually resold. He notes that when there is ambiguity in the law, the Court has traditionally sided with the defendant. Originally aired on NRA News Cam & Co 6/18/14.