It “may” violate 2nd amendment rights. There are many methods of discrimination which are acceptable against
selling a person a firearm, mental capacity, felony record,intent to commit felony,
and so on.
The question is does a political belief warrant discrimination against a citizens exercise of 2nd amendment rights? I do not believe there is case law on that point.Remember that if a firearms dealer happens to be a leftist, under this logic he can refuse to sell to a copnservative and so on.
Clearly race cannot be used as an excuse not to sell a firearm to a person, that would be a violation of a citizens 2nd amendment rights in todays America.
It is my considered opinion that this could easily become a controverted issue under the 2nd amendment.
BTW, I approve of this dealer refusing to sell arms to people who supported Obama. I would love to see MacDonalds refuse to serve them too.
No, that would be a violation of anti-discrimination laws, which deal with public facilities being denied on the basis of specific status, race, religion, ethnicity, etc.. I don't believe political affiliation is considered as such. If a newpaper decides not to sell advertizements to the Klan that doesn't violate the KKK's free speech. Ihe 1st amendment does not require anyone to help you excercise your right to free speech. The 2nd Ammendment limits the government from infinging peoples rights, it doesn't require private citizens to sell you a gun.