Gun Rights Restoration

Exceptions in the Gun Control Act: Understanding Felon's Possession of Firearms, Misdemeanors, & Domestic Violence

Video Highlights

  • Attorney Director Bross discusses exceptions in the Gun Control Act related to felons' possession, misdemeanor crimes, and domestic violence.
  • The discussion focuses on the impact of the bipartisan Safer Communities Act on dating relationships and misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.
  • Federal law considers a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence based on the state's definition of such crimes, affecting restoration rights for individuals convicted of such offenses.
  • In Ohio, it may be more advantageous to be convicted of a more serious domestic violence offense as there is a clearer path to restoration compared to misdemeanor offenses.
  • Restoration rights, including the right to vote, hold office, and serve on a jury, are affected differently for felons and individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses in Ohio.

Video Summary

In a recent video by Attorney Director Bross from Bross Munitions, the Law Group, the discussion centered around exceptions in the Gun Control Act, specifically addressing issues related to felons' possession of firearms, misdemeanor crimes, and domestic violence convictions. These exceptions, though not frequently encountered in practice, hold significant importance in the realm of firearms regulations.

The topic of domestic violence in relation to firearm possession was highlighted, particularly in the context of the bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed by President Biden and Congress. Under federal law, the criteria for a crime to be classified as domestic violence includes it being a misdemeanor and falling within the definition of domestic violence as per the state of conviction.

The intricacies of state laws play a crucial role in determining whether an offense qualifies as domestic violence under federal statutes. Attorney Bross pointed out the variation in state laws, citing examples from Ohio where the severity of the offense can impact the individual's path to rights restoration. Interestingly, in Ohio, a felony domestic violence conviction may offer a clearer route to rights restoration compared to a misdemeanor conviction, as the latter does not allow for expungement, thus hindering the path to restoration.

The video shed light on the evolving landscape of legislation surrounding domestic violence and its implications on firearm possession rights. Understanding these exceptions is essential for individuals navigating the complexities of firearm regulations, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws governing gun control.

In conclusion, the discussion led by Attorney Director Bross provides valuable insights into the exceptions within the Gun Control Act, emphasizing the significance of understanding the nuances of felon possession, misdemeanor crimes, and domestic violence convictions in relation to firearm regulations. Stay informed, stay compliant, and stay safe in the realm of shooting sports and firearms.