"An application for a firearm license or permit cannot be denied
solely on the basis of the applicant’s status as a lawful permanent
resident alien, a U.S. District Court judge has ruled. “Any classification based on the assumption that lawful permanent
residents are categorically dangerous and that all American citizens by
contrast are trustworthy lacks even a reasonable basis,” Judge Douglas
P. Woodlock concluded. “The possibility that some resident aliens are unsuited to possess a handgun does not justify a wholesale ban,” he continued. “I conclude the Massachusetts firearms regulatory regime as applied
to the individual plaintiffs contravenes the Second Amendment.” - Mass. Lawyers Weekly, Apr. 3, 2012.
The 41-page decision is Fletcher, et al. v. Haas, et al.