Some years ago the Congress passed a law (Laughtenburg?) that caused anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to lose their gun rights forever, even if the conviction occurred prior to the passing of the law (ex post facto, I think). When it was appealed, the court (not sure which one) stated that the law was valid because there was no "right" to a gun. Well, the situation is different now. This is in no way a defense of those who commit domestic violence, but I know that many men were accused wrongly, or had something less than a violent act interepreted as violence. Many of these men pleaded guilty because it was a minor misdemeanor, or because they either could not get a jury trial or afford a lawyer. I wonder if there are some appeals working their way up the chain regarding this issue. Anybody know of anything happening? THis is likely an issue the NRA does not want to touch (NRA Backs gun rights for wife-beaters!!!)!