One of the biggest worries that gun owners have is over the fact that anti-gun Democrats are committed to moving the goalposts to increase the number of of crimes that can disqualify someone from owning a firearm.
The list of disqualifying crimes is designed, in part, based on statistics. Felons and people convicted of violent misdemeanors are prohibited from owning firearms because they are statistically more likely to reoffend. Because of that, it makes sense to keep dangerous weapons out of their hands.
But the law says nothing about reckless crimes; crimes that while damaging, were unintentional.
If a crime is unintentional, the likelihood of the convict reoffending is low.
With this Supreme Court ruling, the Majority opinion declares that it makes no difference whether a crime is intentional or not. Premeditated murder is just as much a disqualifier as unintentional, vehicular assault or homicide, for example.
The case focused on two men in Maine, who by all accounts are not upstanding citizens. The question was whether reckless domestic abuse – abuse that was completely unintentional – should be punished the same as deliberate domestic abuse when it comes to the 2nd Amendment.
Even though there was little basis to expand the law to reckless and unintentional crimes, the Liberal Justices did just that.
This is another example of the Left moving the goalposts to disarm even more people…