Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws
May 25, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery under a city ordinance can legally carry a gun, an appeals court found in a ruling that could have broader implications for firearm sales.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling came in the case of Alexander Pauler, a Wichita man who was accused of violating a federal law that prohibits someone from owning a gun if they've been convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence "under federal, state or tribal law."
Prosecutors said Pauler couldn't have a gun because he had been convicted of misdemeanor domestic vi...