Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban For Certain Domestic Abusers

The Supreme Court ruled in a decision announced Monday that a reckless domestic assault qualifies as a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, and therefore bars individuals from owning or buying guns under federal law. "Then, as now, a significant majority of jurisdictions—34 States plus the District of Columbia—defined such misdemeanor offenses to include the reckless infliction of bodily harm," Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority opinion. "In targeting those laws, Congress thus must have known it was sweeping in some persons who had engaged in reckless conduct." Kagan was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, as well as Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito.  The case, Voisine v

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