A Very Interesting Decision On City Domestic Violence Convictions Not Triggering A Federal Prohibition

Two days ago, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a largely overlooked decision in U.S. v. Alexander Pauler, which involved Mr. Pauler's misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence, pursuant to a municipal ordinance. Mr. Pauler was previously convicted in 2009 of violating a Wichita, Kansas municipal domestic battery ordinance by punching his girlfriend. As the … Continue reading A Very Interesting Decision On City Domestic Violence Convictions Not Triggering A Federal Prohibition

Individuals Can Obtain Federal Firearms Relief for Non-Violent Misdemeanor Offenses!

Today, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Binderup and Suarez v. Attorney General of the U.S., et al., which provides that individuals who do not "commit serious crime[s]" do not lose their Second Amendment Rights, while acknowledging that "there are no fixed criteria for determining whether crimes … Continue reading Individuals Can Obtain Federal Firearms Relief for Non-Violent Misdemeanor Offenses!