mauserme Posted February 3, 2023 at 03:14 AM Share Posted February 3, 2023 at 03:14 AM People under domestic violence orders can own guns -U.S. appeals court rules By Jonathan Stempel Feb 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a federal law making it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms. ... In Thursday's decision, Circuit Judge Cory Wilson said banning people under domestic violence restraining orders from owning firearms "embodies salutary policy goals meant to protect vulnerable people in our society." But the judge, appointed by Donald Trump, said the Bruen ruling made such a consideration irrelevant, and that from a historical perspective the ban was "an outlier that our ancestors would never have accepted." ... U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a written statement disagreed with the 5th Circuit's ruling and said the Biden administration would appeal. ... The 5th Circuit is based in New Orleans, and its decision applies in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. It had upheld the federal law last June 8, just over two weeks before the Bruen decision, but withdrew its opinion and ordered additional briefing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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