Monday, October 26, 2015

Amish Man Sues Challenging Photo ID Requirement To Buy Firearms

Under 18 USC 922(t)(1)(c) (part of the Brady Bill), in order to purchase a firearm an individual must present the seller with a valid identification document that includes the purchaser's photo. According to Penn Live, last Friday an Amish man filed suit in a Pennsylvania federal district court challenging the application of the photo requirement to those who have a religious objection to being photographed. Plaintiff Andrew Hertzler contends that his rights under the Second Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act were violated when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms refused to accommodate his Amish religious beliefs by accepting his state-issued non-photo ID along with other documentation.