Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Second Amendment Protects The Housemates of Felons

Professor Eugene Volokh of the Volokh Conspiracy blog has a very interesting post today on a case from Pennsylvania. The case, Huet v. United States, involves Melissa Huet who was indicted on aiding and abetting a felon in possession of a firearm.

She lived with Marvin Hall, described in quaint terms by the court as her paramour, and she owned a Yugoslavian SKS M59/66. Ms. Huet had no criminal record, no mental health disabilities, and was otherwise legal to own a firearm. The government accused her of aiding and abetting a felon to be in constructive possession of a firearm. The court disagreed and found that she was protected under the Second Amendment.

Read all of Professor Volokh's excellent analysis of the case here. He also has the link to the court's opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Yah, reminds me of G. Gordon Liddy, a convicted "felon" cuz of Watergate, saying he didn't own any guns, but "Mrs. Liddy has a bunch".