Sunday, November 29, 2009

Court Orders Society To Regress

Lovely. Just lovely.

A Rock County man sentenced to two years in federal prison for shooting a deer while he was on probation for domestic violence has had his case overturned by a federal appeals court.

The case could have far-ranging impact in the gun-rights debate. For Steve Skoien, it meant he'll be home for the holidays.

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled earlier this month that, in light of a major Supreme Court ruling about individual gun rights last year, prosecutors need to show that a lifetime ban on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence has a reasonable connection to reducing domestic gun violence. That 1996 law, the appeals court found, should not be grouped with other "presumptively legal" firearm restrictions mentioned in the 2008 Supreme Court case, known as District of Columbia vs. Heller.

The opinion by Judge Diane Sykes says that Heller's "reference to exceptions cannot be read to relieve the government of its burden of justifying laws that restrict Second Amendment rights."

Oh, this makes so much sense, since there is no proof that guns are used in domestic violence. Nope, no proof at all. Well, maybe just a little. I see this as becoming a very popular style for wedding cakes soon:


  1. I don't know how I feel about this... If a person has served out the punishment for a crime they have committed, I believe they should have their rights restored. And of course, I want domestic violence prevented...tough scenario.

  2. Dad29 put in an order for this cake for his daughter's wedding! Amazing!