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Court: US gun ban doesn't apply to city domestic abuse laws

 


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...



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