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Hamblen v. US, No. 09-5025

District court's denial of a 28 U.S.C. section 2255 motion to vacate a sentence for possession of machine guns and unregistered firearms by defendant, a volunteer with the Tennessee State Guard who had built nine machine guns in response to the events of September 11, is affirmed as the Second Amendment does not confer an unrestricted individual right to keep and bear machine guns.     

Read Hamblen v. US, No. 09-5025

Appellate Information

Argued: December 4, 2009

Decided and Filed: December 30, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge  Siler


For Appellant:  Jeffrey S. Frensley, Ray & Frensley

For Appellee:   Blanche Bong Cook, Assistant US Attorney