New Essay on Firearm Prohibitor Ambiguities in North Carolina
For a local angle this morning, I'm highlighting a new essay on the ambiguities surrounding firearm prohibitions for domestic violence related offenses in North Carolina. It's a short but interesting piece--check it out!
- Lanie Summerlin, “May be Unlawful”: Ambiguities Surrounding Federal and State Limits on Firearm Possession by Domestic Abusers in North Carolina, 9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 41 (2021)
From the Introduction's description of its scope:
This Comment analyses the differences between current federal law and North Carolina state law regarding domestic violence firearm prohibitions. Part II discusses the Lautenberg Amendment to the federal Gun Control Act of 1996, which bans firearm possession by individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors or subject to domestic violence protective orders. Part III provides an overview of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50B, North Carolina’s domestic violence statute, and details how a victim can obtain a civil domestic violence protective order. Finally, Part IV analyzes the contradictions between federal law and North Carolina law regarding domestic violence firearm prohibitions.