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Supreme Court appears inclined to uphold gun ban for domestic abusers

Posted on AllSides November 7th, 2023
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A majority of Supreme Court justices leaned toward upholding a federal law criminalizing gun possession for people under domestic violence restraining orders during oral arguments Tuesday.

The case follows several landmark Supreme Court decisions that expanded gun rights over the past 15 years, with the dispute marking the justices’ first plenary Second Amendment case since they established a new legal test last year.

A Texas man’s challenge of his conviction under the domestic violence gun law has forced the justices to consider the limits of their recent expansion and perhaps...

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