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Circuit Court Rules for Nonviolent Criminal In 2nd Amendment Case

Circuit Court Rules for Nonviolent Criminal In 2nd Amendment Case
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit—historically known as anything but gun friendly—has ruled that the federal ban on gun possession by some criminals who have served more than a year in prison is unconstitutional. In a 2-to-3 ruling, the 9th Circuit on May 9 overturned the unlawful gun possession conviction of Steven Duarte, a nonviolent offender who had served prison time, citing the landmark 2022 Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. In the case U.S. v. Duarte...

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