A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.
SCOTUS upholds reach of gun ban for domestic violence convicts
- Convicted domestic abusers can be barred from owning a gun even if their offenses were reckless, and not intentional, the Supreme Court said Monday.
The 6-2 ruling said Congress didn't distinguish between domestic assaults committed reckless or knowingly when it extended the firearms prohibition in 1996 to those found guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence that involved physical force.
The cases involved a pair of Maine men who were convicted of domestic violence and later found with guns during separate investigations - one for allegedly killing a bald eagle, and the other as part of a narcotics probe.(Excerpt) Read more at: washingtontimes.com ...
- Photo credit(s): washingtontimes.com
- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from gun owners who challenged a Chicago suburb's ban on assault weapons.