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Folajtar v Garland - non-violent felon lifetime 2A ban

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:11 AM


In 2011, the United States filed a criminal information in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania charging Petitioner Lisa M. Folajtar with a single count of willfully making a materially false statement on her tax returns, a felony punishable by up to three years' imprisonment and a fine up to $100,000. See 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). Accepting responsibility for her actions, Petitioner pleaded guilty and was ultimately sentenced to three-years' probation, including three months of home confinement, a $10,000 fine, and a $100 assessment. She also paid the IRS approximately $250,000 in back taxes, penalties, and interest.

Years later, Petitioner sought to lawfully purchase and possess a handgun and long gun for self-defense within her home. Yet, because of her 2011 felony conviction, Petitioner is barred by federal law, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), from ever possessing a firearm.

The petition is set for conference on April 16.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

- Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death, 1960.

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