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United States v. Marzzarella
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
614 F.3d 85 (2010)
A federal law made it a crime to own a gun that did not have a serial number. The law existed to allow law enforcement to trace the ownership of guns used in crimes. Michael Marzzarella (defendant) was convicted of violating the federal law by owning a gun with an obliterated serial number. On appeal, Marzzarella argued that his conviction should be vacated because the federal law violated his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scirica, J.)
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