High Court Bolsters Domestic Violence Gun Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses can be barred from possessing guns even in states where no proof of physical violence is required to support the domestic violence charge. The justices unanimously rejected the argument put forth by gun rights groups and a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault against the mother of his child in 2001, the Johnson City Press reports.