Federal appeals court strikes down domestic violence gun law

  • FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, then Rep. Cory Wilson, R-Madison, discusses a transportation issue during a House Transportation Committee meeting at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Wilson is now a federal judge on the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, Wilson and two other judges ruled that a federal law banning people who are subject of domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the government can’t stop people who have domestic violence restraining orders against them from owning guns — the latest domino to fall after the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority set new standards for reviewing the nation’s gun laws.