Does grandma slapping unruly teen warrant lifetime ban on guns?

“Should Men Who Like to Beat Women Get to Have Guns?” asks the Brady Campaign headline.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joined by a coalition of national law enforcement and domestic violence groups, filed a “friend of the court” brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit urging the Court not to expand the scope of the Second Amendment to allow domestic violence abusers to possess firearms.

The case they filed the brief in revolves around one Steven Skoien, a decidedly unsympathetic character with “a history of domestic violence abuse, including a 2003 conviction for misdemeanor battery perpetrated against his then-wife, and a 2006 conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery on his then-fiancee.”

Reprinted with permission of author.