U.S. v. Hayes, Gun Possession, and Domestic Litigation
Clients who are in law enforcement, the military, airline pilots, security, or work in the gun/sporting goods industry are now at greater risk of losing their right to possess a firearm, and potentially their employment, than previously.
by Richard J. Coffee, II, Litigation Manager - Illinois Offices, Cordell & Cordell, P.C.
The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the scope of the Federal law which prohibits gun ownership by persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes involving domestic violence. The debate had been whether only persons convicted of statutes specifically referring to domestic violence were prohibited from firearm possession or if the prohibition applied to anyone convicted of certain crimes involving a family member regardless of the title of the crime.