- A man with a domestic violence conviction wants to be able to carry a concealed gun.The state denied a permit for 68-year-old Robert Evans of Cottage Grove.He's challenging that decision.If he wins, it could clear the way for those with certain domestic violence convictions to legally carry hidden guns.
Citing a federal ban, Wisconsin's Department of Justice denied Evans a permit in 2012 because he was convicted in ten years earlier of domestic violence/disorderly conduct.Evans appealed in court.He claims the offense isn't a misdemeanor crime of violence under federal law.He also says he didn't have a domestic relationship with the victim.A Dane County judge upheld the Department of Justice's decision to deny a concealed carry permit. Evans has now taken the case to the Court of Appeals. (Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)
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