Court rules against man who lost handgun permit

Court rules against man who lost handgun permit


NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Appeals Court has ruled against a man who claimed state law regulating the carrying of firearms was unconstitutional.

Leonard Embody filed suit in 2010 after state officials took away his carry permit, finding a "material likelihood of risk of harm to the public."

The revocation came after Embody was detained by Belle Meade police in 2010 while walking with a .44 caliber black powder revolver in his hand. He was detained in 2009 while walking in Radnor Lake State Park with an AK-47-style pistol. There have been at least three similar incidents, although Embody was never charged with a crime.

Embody claimed in court the Second Amendment gave him a right to carry firearms.

The Appeals Court disagreed, ruling that the right to bear arms is not unrestricted.

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