By Jenn Jacques
Under the guise of preventing domestic abusers’ access to firearms, the latest ruling to come down from the Supreme Court of the United States may be a mighty Trojan horse potentially putting every American’s gun rights at risk.
In an effort to “close dangerous loophole” in the gun control laws, the ruling was passed down in the case of Voisine v. United States, essentially upholding the federal gun ban on individuals convicted of domestic violence with one distinct clarification. In their 6-2 decision made Monday, Judge :
“Federal law prohibits any person convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” from possessing a firearm. 18 U. S. C. §922(g)(9). That phrase is defined to include any misdemeanor committed against a domestic relation that necessarily involves the “use . . . of physical force.” §921(a)(33)(A). The question presented here is whether misdemeanor assault convictions for reckless (as contrasted to knowing or intentional) conduct trigger the statutory firearms ban. We hold that they do.”
In his dissent Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas said:
“We treat no other constitutional right so cavalierly. At oral argument the Government could not identify any other fundamental constitutional right that a person could lose forever by a single …Read the Rest
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