Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban Based On “Reckless” Domestic Assault

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The Supreme Court today upheld a federal law barring the possession of guns by people who have a state misdemeanor conviction record of a "reckless" domestic violence assault. The 6-2 ruling affirmed the convictions of two Maine men who argued that their cases were not covered by the law. Congress passed the law "to take guns out of the hands of abusers convicted under the misdemeanor assault laws then in general use in the states," said Justice Elena Kagan . . .

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