A federal judge who is in West Virginia has ruled that a federal ban on possessing a gun with its serial number removed is unconstitutional.
the first such ruling since the U.S. Supreme Court dramatically expanded gun rights in June.
The decision came in favor of a criminal case charging a man, Randy Price with illegally handling a gun with the serial number removed that was found in his car.
That decision "thoughtful, measured and accurate." A person for the office of U.S. Attorney William Thompson - Charleston, which is prosecuting the case, said that the office was "reviewing the ruling and assessing options."
iThe question prohibits anyone from transporting the gun with a serial number removed across state lines, and from possessing such a gun, if it has ever been transported across state lines.