Massachusetts Second Amendment & Gun Law Appeal Attorney
Attorney William Driscoll is passionate about protecting the liberties that made America great. One key liberty right is protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Under the law, that right is not absolute.
A firearm is a highly regulated piece of property governed by conflict and complex State and federal gun laws. Small mistakes can result in arrest for a gun crime. Individuals and businesses can easily err via the improper sale, transfer, transportation, or shipping of a firearm. For example, during the probate or inheritance of a gun. Those who legally possess a firearm are inherently law-abiding, otherwise they would likely be locally or federally prohibited regardless of the Second Amendment.
The comparable provision of the Massachusetts Constitution predates (1780) the Second Amendment to the United States (1791). Article 17 provides "The people have a right to keep and to bear arms for the common defence. And as, in time of peace, armies are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be maintained without the consent of the legislature; and the military power shall always be held in an exact subordination to the civil authority, and be governed by it." This provision has been interpreted as a collective, rather than individual, right.
Your protected gun rights matter, but can be forever lost. Your appellate rights have a deadline too. If you are facing an appeal involving gun rights, call (978-846-5184) Appeals Attorney William Driscoll immediately.