Posted February 7, 2016 11:00 am by Comments

By Robert Farago


“More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.” That’s the AP’s take on the spate of gun laws that mandate firearms confiscation for people (men) subject to an ex parte domestic abuse-related retraining order. To be clear . . .

ex parte is “a Latin legal term meaning “from (by or for) [the/a] party.” An ex parte decision is one decided by a judge without requiring all of the parties to the controversy to be present.” In other words, due process , as guaranteed by Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, doesn’t apply.

As the AP article points out, the NRA hasn’t taken a hard line against these new laws.

The National Rifle Association has taken a cautious approach toward such bills, opposing the farthest-reaching measures but staying neutral or negotiating compromises on others. For example, the NRA has fought provisions that would require people to surrender their guns before they have a chance to contest allegations made in a request for an …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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