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Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds man’s gun conviction

The court issued a 6-1 ruling on Tuesday rejecting the man’s argument that his Second Amendment...
The court issued a 6-1 ruling on Tuesday rejecting the man’s argument that his Second Amendment rights outweighed a state law barring people from brandishing firearms while drunk.(NBC15)
Published: May. 4, 2021 at 11:05 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who was found guilty of arming himself with a gun while intoxicated.

The court issued a 6-1 ruling on Tuesday rejecting the man’s argument that his core Second Amendment rights outweighed a state law barring people from brandishing firearms while drunk. Mitchell Christen argued that the state law was unconstitutional as it applied to him. But the state Supreme Court upheld a state appeals court ruling rejecting his arguments.

Justice Rebecca Bradley, one of the court’s four conservatives, dissented, saying she thinks the ruling “erodes a fundamental freedom.”

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