SCOTUS Ruling Strips 2nd Amendment Right if Convicted of Misdemeanor
NATIONAL – The U.S. Constitution is supposed to be a foundation by which all laws are developed in the United States. The 10th Amendment is the ratification that provides sovereignty for each of the 50 States, allowing them to create their own system of governments and pass their own laws.
Some say those rights are slowly being chipped away and in some cases flatly ignored by lawmakers, due to special interests groups and an out of control political correctness that is void of common sense.
Take gun control for instance. There are already strict federal laws that ensure background checks and waiting periods are enforced prior the purchase of a firearm. But Liberal lawmakers say more restrictions should be put in place to reduce the number of violent incidents involving guns, specifically, the banning of assault style rifles. Conservatives believe additional measures would infringe on the 2nd Amendment and open the door to eventually doing away with the right to bear arms.
In short, Liberals blame the firearm, while Conservatives blame criminals who illegally gain access to firearms and could care less what laws are passed to restrict access.
The same principles apply to Federal Domestic Violence Laws, which were enacted by liberals and feminist groups during the early 1990’s. When VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) was ratified in 1994, domestic violence was being addressed to help provide women the ability to escape abusive relationships. Little did they know, 30-years later, programs devised under the guidelines of VAWA would become a multi-billion dollar industry that, according to studies, actually hurt more families than it helped. In fact, statistics show that the rate of domestic violence has virtually gone unchanged but the effects on victims and the accused have been devastating.
When you tie the two efforts together, you have a formula that some say is a recipe to destroy the Constitution and the rights of every man woman and child in America.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court, less conservative Justice, the late Antonin Scalia, upheld a broad reaching law that pleased both Domestic Violence and Gun Control Advocates.
The law would now prevent anyone convicted of a reckless misdemeanor domestic violence charge, which by statute could be as simple as an unwanted touching, to never be in possession or own a firearm again. The same rule that historically only applied to convicted felons.
Justice Clarence Thomas dissented Monday as did Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
But the collusion between DV and Gun Control Advocates has long been in practice even before Monday’s decision. A civil judgement, one that doesn’t require Due Process, has stripped away 2nd Amendment rights from gun owners for years. Civil Domestic Violence Courts allow the use of ex parte orders to help alleged abuse victims take sole possession of property and children without prior notice to the respondent. These orders also force the respondent to surrender their firearms until a Judge hears the case. If a permanent restraining order put in place the respondent will never have the ability to posses a firearm ever again. Even if they have never been arrested or convicted of a crime at all.
Finally, proponents of the 10th Amendment,which protects state’s rights are also upset because this decisions essentially nullifies many state laws that do not strip gun rights from individuals with misdemeanor DV convictions.
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