Court reinstates domestic violence offender’s gun conviction, offers some clarity on gun lawsBy Sophia Tareen, AP
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Court’s decision offers some clarity on gun laws
CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on gun possession for a domestic violence offender.
Several anti-violence advocates are applauding the decision for providing some clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision on gun restrictions.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled 10-1 on Tuesday to reinstate a southern Wisconsin man’s conviction for having a gun while on probation for a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction.
The ruling followed the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.
The Supreme Court signaled some gun restrictions may survive legal challenges but offered assurances only on laws that bar felons from having guns.
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