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Restraining Order Limits Gun Rights
The case involves a Texas man who was prosecuted for buying a pistol after his wife took out a temporary restraining order against him. A lower court said Timothy Emerson was wrongly prosecuted, but on Tuesday, the federal appeals court overturned that ruling.
According to the appeals court ruling, although the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, "that does not mean that those rights may never be made subject to any limited, narrowly tailored ... exceptions or restrictions."
The restrictions on Emerson's gun ownership are valid for as long as the restraining order is valid, the ruling said.
What this means, folks, is that our gun rights can be subject to a whim.
When someone wants to create a nuisance for you by subjecting you to a restraining order, all they need to do is go before a judge and tell the judge that you looked at them funny. You probably won't be notified of the hearing, nor necessarily even of the restraining order itself until you are in violation of it, or now, until you run a background check for a firearms purchase.
A woman can often, depending on the state, take out a restraining order on a man with no evidence, on an idle whim.
Be warned, guys: watch who you p**s off!
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