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No Second Amendment Right for ‘Non-Violent’ Offender (access required)

Defendant, formerly a licensed firearms dealer and collector of weapons and military memorabilia, can be convicted as a felon in possession of weapons and ammunition, despite his claim that his prior convictions were for non-violent offenses; the 4th Circuit joins its sister circuits to hold that application of the felon-in-possession prohibition to allegedly non-violent felons ...