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SCOTUS May Put Bad CBP Agents Back in Uniform

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Public domain, Photographer Josh Denmark

To read the various media reports about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing the 5th Circuit Appeals case of U.S. vs Rahimi that recently struck down the federal law that prevents domestic violence abusers with restraining orders from owning or possessing a firearm, and you are left with a view that this decision is solely about gun rights. The 5th Circuit's panel of three judges found that the ban on owning or possessing firearms by those under a restraining order for domestic violence violated the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which gives U.S. citizens the right to own firearms. The Department of Justice requested that the Supreme Court review the lower court's decision citing the dangers of re-arming domestic violence abusers with guns.

But there is much more to this case than just gun rights. If SCOTUS chooses to uphold the 5th Circuit's decision, it will not just open the door for many violent domestic abusers to lawfully obtain and carry firearms - it will rip the door clean off its hinges and allow cops with domestic violence restraining orders to put their uniforms back on.

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