SAF Files Texas Lawsuit Defending the Gun Rights of Citizens Living Abroad, Challenges ‘Sporting Purpose’ Restriction

The federal statutes being challenged ban the receipt, sale and purchase of firearms by U.S. citizens who claim legal residency outside the U.S. Expatriates cannot buy guns, and while they can receive guns for ‘lawful sporting purposes,’ they cannot do so for lawful self defense while visiting the U.S. The suit claims that these laws violate the Second and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.