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Ban on domestic violence abusers owning guns upheld

Season 2024 Episode 174 | 7m 04s

The Supreme Court handed down a major victory for gun control advocates, ruling that domestic abusers can be barred from owning guns. In an 8-1 decision, the court rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to the federal law that makes it illegal for people with domestic violence restraining orders to possess firearms. William Brangham discussed the case with News Hour Supreme Court analyst Marcia Coyle.

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