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  •  this just affirmed current law, there is no new (2+ / 0-)

    ban of any type associated with this case....

    Anyone convicted of misdemeanor DV was already a Federal PP...This case clarified it doesn't take much violence for a "Misdemeanor crime of Domestic Violence".....

    This case was brought by the guy protesting his ban and he lost...

    So this was not a "vote to restrict gun ownership" as some are claiming, it was a case clarifying what a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence consists of and as such, whether it applied to him as he felt his crime wasn't sufficiently violent to qualify.

    imo this did go too far allowing simple battery which could be throwing a can of beans at the wall you own....I fully agree that actual DV abusers should be PP  I have seen a lot of sketchy convictions in the last few years though....

    Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
    I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
    Emiliano Zapata

    by buddabelly on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:12:35 PM PDT

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    •  Yes it was. (6+ / 0-)
      So this was not a "vote to restrict gun ownership" as some are claiming, it was a case clarifying what a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence consists of and as such, whether it applied to him as he felt his crime wasn't sufficiently violent to qualify.
      I mean, if the decision had removed the guy's right to vote because of domestic violence, rather than his so-called "right" to a gun, you can bet damn well we'd all (well, me anyway!) be calling it a restriction on the right to vote.
    •  yes, it affirms current law and upholds it (5+ / 0-)

      much to the chagrin of some gun rights advocates who believe the Federal statute is unconstitutional.

      Whats notable is that this ruling was unanimous. It is certainly an affirmation of the government's right to restrict gun ownership. And, its an acknowledgement that there is an association between domestic violence which leads to death when there is a gun in the home,

      And, while Scalia voted with the majority, he tried to make the "can of beans against the wall" argument in his separate writing. However, Sotamayer put that neatly away for him when she made clear what "physical force" really means.

      KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

      by fcvaguy on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 07:39:58 PM PDT

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