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High Court Won't Outlaw Guns for Convicts from Abroad

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High Court Won't Outlaw Guns for Convicts from Abroad

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High Court Won't Outlaw Guns for Convicts from Abroad

High Court Won't Outlaw Guns for Convicts from Abroad

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules that a person convicted of a crime overseas may still own a gun in the United States. Justices found that laws prohibiting felons from owning guns apply only to U.S. crimes. Writing for the majority, Justice Stephen Breyer said that if Congress wants foreign convictions to apply, it needs to pass a law saying so.