Challenge to the lifetime ban on the issuance of a License to Carry to anyone convicted of a minor, non-violent misdemeanor if the offense involves a weapon or ammunition and where a term of imprisonment may be imposed.

United States District Court — District of Massachusetts (Worcester)

Filed: July 18, 2018

Status:  Appeal Pending

The district court issued a ruling against Dr. Morin on March 4, 2020.

Morin v. Lyver is a follow-up challenge to the lifetime ban on the issuance of a License to Carry to anyone conviction of a minor, non-violent misdemeanor if the offense involves a weapon or ammunition and where a term of imprisonment may be imposed. 

There years ago Comm2A and Alfred Morin filed a similar case against then Northborough Police Chief Mark K. Leahy.  That case was dismissed when the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Morin lacked standing to bring such a challenge because he failed to apply for the ‘least restrictive’ license that would allow him to possess a handgun in his home.  Despite clear statutory language to the contrary, the court determined that Morin could possess a firearm in his home had he only applied for a Firearms Identification Card (FID) and a Permit to Purchase (PTP).  

Dr. Morin has since applied for and was issued a Firearms Identification Card.  However, his application for a Permit to Purchase was denied.   

Mr. Morin once again represented by Worcester, Massachusetts attorney J. Steven Foley

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