United States Seventh Circuit

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Kanter v. Barr, 18-1478

Held that a felon may constitutionally be barred from possessing a firearm even if the crime was nonviolent. A man who pleaded guilty to mail fraud contended that the Second Amendment did not allow him to be permanently banned from owning a gun, given that his crime did not involve violence. Disagreeing with him in a 2-1 decision, the Seventh Circuit rejected his challenge to federal and Wisconsin felon dispossession statutes.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/03/15


  • Flaum


  • United States Seventh Circuit