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1/ The Supreme Court upheld a federal law that prohibits anyone subject to a domestic violence restraining order from having a gun. Chief Justice John Roberts said there was “no question” that the federal law banning firearms for domestic abusers is constitutional, saying it uses “common sense” and is applicable “after a judge determines that an individual poses a credible threat” of physical violence. The 8-1 decision – Justice Clarence Thomas was the lone dissenter – limits the court’s 2022 decision that vastly expanded Second Amendment rights by narrowing the ability of state and local governments to restrict guns outside the home. The decision comes a week after the court ruled that a federal ban on “bump stocks,” which makes semi-automatic rifles fire more rapidly, was unlawful. (CNN / NPR / Washington Post / Associated Press / NBC News / New York Times / Bloomberg)

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