Supreme Court Rules People Convicted Of Minor Domestic Violence Can Be Barred From Possessing Guns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — People convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

The ruling was a victory for the Obama administration, gun control groups and advocates for victims of domestic abusers who say the gun ban is critical in preventing the escalation of domestic violence.

The justices unanimously rejected the argument put forth by gun rights groups and a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault against the mother of his child in 2001. The man, James Castleman, was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm after he and his wife were accused of buying guns and selling them on the black market.

Federal law bars a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence involving the use of physical force…

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One thought on “Supreme Court Rules People Convicted Of Minor Domestic Violence Can Be Barred From Possessing Guns

  1. The court bears some responsibility for imposing control when local judiciary shows no such initiative. The protection of victims is paramount to the purported rights of abusers. Thanks for your comment. Your work is very interesting and poignant. Keep it up.

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