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Gun-Rights Appeals by Nonviolent Criminals Denied by Top Court

April 19, 2021, 2:21 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected three appeals from people who lost their right to own a firearm when they were convicted of nonviolent crimes, in a fresh sign of the court’s reluctance to re-enter the national debate over gun rights.

The justices on Monday left intact lower court decisions that said the three people -- whose crimes included driving under the influence of alcohol, tax fraud and smuggling -- could be barred from owning guns without violating the Constitution’s Second Amendment. The court made no comment, turning away the cases as part of a list of orders.

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