Supreme Court hears arguments on gun law protecting domestic violence victims

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday on a case challenging a federal law that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms.

The law, known as the Lautenberg Amendment, was enacted in 1996 and has been upheld by lower courts.

The challengers, who are represented by the National Rifle Association, argue that the law violates their Second Amendment rights and is too broad and vague.

The justices seemed divided on the case, with the conservative majority expressing skepticism about the law’s scope and the liberal minority stressing its importance for public safety.

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