As our viewers are aware, although 18 U.S.C. § 925(c) provides for federal firearm relief determinations, since 1992, the ATF's appropriation bill - which has been enacted each year thereafter - has provided a restriction on ATF's use of any of the appropriate money for federal firearms relief determinations. As I reported in 2015, an … Continue reading 2018 Appropriations Bill Still Doesn’t Provide Funding For Federal Firearms Relief Determinations – Contact Your U.S. Representatives!
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
Today, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in Henderson v. U.S., No 13-1487, 575 U.S. _____ (2015), holding that while a convicted felon is prohibited from "possessing" firearms pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 922(g), nothing strips the individual of his/her property interest in the firearms and the individual retains "the right merely to … Continue reading Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Decision – Felons Do Not Lose Property Right in Owned Firearms