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To: kiriath_jearim

What a lot of men do not realize, is that if a woman obtains a civil order for protection from domestic violence (which are NEVER heard before juries and usually most guys just agree to the entry of the order rather than fight it in court), under federal law, the man loses his constitutional right to keep and bear arms, as far as the federal and state law goes. If you get caught with a gun (hunting rifle, pistol, whatever) and there is an Order for Protection from DV with your name on it, you will be arrested and charged with a crime and your gun(s) confiscated. Argue that it is "unconstitutional" all you want, the cop isn't gonna listen to you. And, the court will not be sympathetic. Prosecutors go after DV cases with a vengeance, and the courts back them up almost every time.


3 posted on 06/20/2005 11:31:57 AM PDT by XR7
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To: XR7
Prosecutors go after DV cases with a vengeance,

Not really. DV cases are some of the hardest to prove, and too often, prosecutors decide "it's just a messy divorce."

and the courts back them up almost every time.

Even less true. A friend who has been a domestic violence victims' advocate for 6-7 years reports she's seen a jury return a DV conviction ONCE.
14 posted on 06/20/2005 3:11:53 PM PDT by pleasedontzotme
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