Thursday, August 28, 2008

What works in Cheyenne . . err

To no one's surprise, the Brady Campaign to Eradicate Legal Gun Ownership is "hailing" a 10th Circuit ruling that squashes what Wyoming decided was the right level of gun regulation for its citizens.

Brady Center Hails Court Ruling Blocking Domestic Abusers From Getting Guns

Last update: 3:25 p.m. EDT Aug. 27, 2008
WASHINGTON, Aug 27, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld a federal trial court ruling blocking a Wyoming law that would allow convicted domestic violence abusers to possess firearms. The court in Wyoming v. United States, as the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had urged in its amicus brief, prohibited Wyoming from implementing its law to rearm domestic violence abusers. . .

Wyoming v U.S. concerned a Wyoming statute that allowed domestic violence abusers to regain their right to possess firearms by expunging misdemeanor abuse convictions, but only for purposes of getting a firearm. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ruled that Wyoming could not expunge an abuser's record solely for purposes of getting a gun -- either the person is a danger or he poses no threat and can have his conviction completely expunged. Wyoming sued to overturn ATF's ruling. . . .

Exhibit # 2,355,897 to raise the next time Peter Hamm or some other (CENSORED) starts handwringing about "crafting local solutions" to gun regulation.



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