USA v. William Wolf – Appeal from conviction for illegal possession of a machine gun and possession of a firearm not registered in the national firearms registration and transfer record. [1:15-cr-00049-SPW-1]
The 9th Circuit has already held that machine guns are not protected arms under the Second Amendment and so the outcome of this case is bound by prior precedent. One would hope that the reason this case is scheduled for oral arguments is because of some challenge unrelated to the Second Amendment or better yet that there is a Second Amendment argument which presents a new wrinkle.
Argued and Submitted on March 10, 2017 – Decided March 31, 2017
There is also this civil case involving, as best as I can tell, a machine gun that had been chopped into pieces and purchased by someone who is know suing saying that his machine gun pieces are actually a machine gun (Why? I don’t know). In any event, that is what I was able to glean from a forum where someone who described himself as the plaintiff posted about his case. I suspect oral arguments may be a hoot. We’ll see.
2017-03-10 9:00 am Courtroom 2, Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals, Pasadena
Before: PAEZ, BERZON, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges
Paul Viriyapanthu v. B. Jones – Paul Viriyapanthu appeals the district court’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) dismissal of his declaratory judgment action for injunctive relief that federal firearm regulations are unconstitutional as applied to his possession of a machine gun receiver. [8:13-cv-00527-CJC-JPR]