by Bridget Birchett
June 27th, 2016
In a majority 6-2 decision on Monday, the Supreme Court upheld a federal law that restricts gun ownership for a person convicted of reckless domestic assault.
“A reckless domestic assault qualifies as a ‘misdemeanor crime of domestic violence’” said Justice Elena Kagan in the majority opinion in Voisine v. United States.
The Voisine case is about the ability to restrict gun ownership for someone previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of recklessness. Under federal law, a person convicted of such a crime, as defined by a state, is also considered to fall under a category of conviction for domestic abuse under federal law.
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