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Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:46 PM

Amish man sues to buy firearm without photo ID

Amish man sues to buy firearm without photo ID in gun rights, religious freedom lawsuit

"In a suit that brings together the Second Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), an Amish man filed a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania last week because he wants to buy a gun without the required photo ID — and because getting that photo ID would violate his religious beliefs.

Andrew Hertzler, according to the suit, is from Lancaster County, Pa., and is an “active and practicing” member of the community; his “parents, grandparents, and siblings are all active and practicing Amish”; and he “has a sincerely held religious belief that prevents him from knowingly and willingly having his photograph taken and stored.”


http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/27/amish-man-sues-to-buy-firearm-without-photo-id-in-gun-rights-religious-freedom-lawsuit/

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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:49 PM

1. Tough shit.

 

This is a secular society and regulation of firearms is just and warranted as stated in Heller.

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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 03:50 PM

2. There's a gungeon thread about this already

 

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Response to Daninmo (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:02 PM

3. It seems like there should be relatively simple accomodations for this: if the purpose

of the ID is to prove his identity for the background check, and if the state-issued non-photo ID isn't enough, why not apply whatever mechanism was used to issue the ID in the first place? Or run his fingerprints? Or get affidavits from people who know him that he is who he is?

IMO, the state should provide an alternative path for this situation...

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