The Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Tony Henderson, an ex-U.S. Border patrol agent, who was convicted on a 2006 felony and sought to sell his firearms that involved personal guns and several old weapons.
The court made a unanimous decision early this week saying that once a gun owner makes a felony conviction, his/her lawfully owned firearms can be given from government custody to another party --- if a court finds the recipient capable enough of not offering the felon control of the firearms.
After Henderson’s marijuana conviction, he turned over all his owned firearms. Once he pleaded guilty to a drug charge, he was then subjected by the law to prevent him from re-owning his firearms.
Henderson intended to sell his weapons to a close friend or transfer firearms ownership to his wife. But the government blocked his orders.
A lower court favored the government, saying that giving Henderson such motion would lead him to make “constructive” firearms possession.