September 20, 2018

SCOTUS Affirms Backdoor Gun Control

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Unfortunately, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled the other day that the Federal, State and Local Governments can inflict a life time ban on gun ownership to anyone found guilty of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, regardless of the severity of that crime. Once ruled that only those convicted of a felony crime lose their Second Amendment right. This ruling surely expands that ban.

As will be the case, non thinking idiots will believe that anyone unhappy with the SCOTUS ruling wants violent criminals to have guns. This is not the case. But that’s not what I see as the results of the ruling. What I see is that the ruling, similar to a Congressional proposal to ban gun buying of those on a “terror watch list” or a “no-fly” list, it provides the opportunity to prohibit gun buying and ownership of any charge remotely connected with or left open to one’s interpretation of a domestic crime. In other words, the system remains wide open to abuse and fails in any due process.

While all reasonable efforts should be made to keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people, this is NOT the way to get it done.

A sad day at SCOTUS.

At the Patriot Post, they write and share part of Justice Thomas’ minority opinion: “imposes a lifetime ban on possessing a gun for all non-felony domestic offenses, including so-called infractions or summary offenses. … These infractions, like traffic tickets, are so minor that individuals do not have a right to trial by jury. … [T]his decision leaves the right to keep and bear arms up to the discretion of federal, state, and local prosecutors. We treat no other constitutional right so cavalierly.”

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