Category Archives: SCOTUS

Virginia convictions which meet the federal definition of ‘misdemeanor crime of domestic violence’

Perhaps the least-understood federal firearms prohibitions are those codified at 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9) and (g)(9). These two sub-sections generally prohibit the acquisition, possession, and transportation of firearms by any person “who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor … Continue reading

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Did Abramski affect how organizations handle gun raffles?

Another question that has arisen since Monday’s holding in Abramski v. United States is whether the rules governing the acquisition of firearms for raffles were affected by the decision. The short answer is no.  But there remains a great deal of confusion as … Continue reading

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May I have extra uppers for my SBR in the same gun safe as Title 1 lowers?

There is a lot of confusion regarding the concept of constructive possession as it relates to components which can be assembled to make a regulated firearm (in this case an SBR). And people are right to be concerned. There are … Continue reading

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