Lawyers seeking to invalidate a Wisconsin-based YouTube celebrity’s gun crime indictment are citing a recent Supreme Court decision over gun rights, calling the state’s 78-year-old law regulating machine guns unconstitutional.
Attorneys for Matthew Hoover, a Wisconsin gun dealer whose YouTube channel has nearly 151,000 subscribers, have asked a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to dismiss his January indictment with Clay County, Florida, resident Kristopher Ervin, who was charged last year with selling illegal machine gun conversion equipment online.
Hoover’s lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard earlier this month to rule that the National Firearms Act, a 1934 law restricting machine gun ownership by creating a tax license requirement on them, is at odds with the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear firearms.
July 19, 2022
Celebrity YouTuber cites Supreme Court gun ruling in bid to dismiss machine gun charges
[This is a little bit earlier than I would have liked to see a challenge to machine gun law. I would prefer we had “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines securely protected then work our way on to suppressors and finally machine guns.—Joe]