Congress in 1996 banned people convicted of domestic violence from possessing guns, and some gun rights advocates have challenged the reach of the so-called Lautenberg Amendment ever since. One man’s challenge is pushing the court to clarify the definition.
He had a fight with his step-daughter and was arrested; the charge was domestic violence/disorderly conduct. He pleads no contest and his life was changed, barred from owning a gun and the right to self-protection. His argument is he didn't have a domestic relationship with the victim -- his 36-year-old stepdaughter -- under the federal definition so now he is fighting the definition of “domestic”. If he wins this will change how 1000’s of people are seen under the law and will open the door for others to get a gun and permit