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    I'll bet any assault and battery charges against abusers will be plead down to simple misdemeanors or even verbal warnings which will bypass any ability to take away the guns of the worst sort of violent abusers.
    This loophole was already closed by federal law in 1996. The loophole in the Brady Act was exactly as you describe. Men accused of assault and battery, a felony, would plead down to a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

    Senator Lautenberg, (D-NJ), brought us two sections of federal gun law, sections 922(g)(8) persons subject to a protective order, and (22(g)(9) persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence.

    Both sections have been challenged hundreds of times since the law was enacted and have been upheld again and again and again. Both lower courts and SCOTUS have upheld the law many times post-Heller.

    "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

    by LilithGardener on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:26:14 AM PDT

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