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Category Archives: US Supreme Court
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
Posted in ATF, Background Checks, BATFE, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Law, Prohibited Persons, Purchasing Firearms, SCOTUS, US Supreme Court, Virginia Law, Virginia State Police Comments Off on Virginia convictions which meet the federal definition of ‘misdemeanor crime of domestic violence’
Virginia Gun Rights Restoration Failures
If you call me with a tax law question, I am going to refer you to an attorney who practices tax law. The same is true with all the other areas of law that are outside my wheelhouse. The reason … 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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Can firearms still be gifted after Abramski?
Yesterday the United States Supreme Court handed down a 5-to-4 ruling in the case of Abramski v. United States. The court held that a buyer may not answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Are you the actual transferee / buyer of … Continue reading
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Understanding constructive possession
May I have extra uppers or butt stocks 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 … Continue reading
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