Any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another can constitute domestic violence.
Robert Evans wants his concealed and carry license, but the state has said no because he was convicted in 2002 of domestic violence. Under federal law, people with domestic violence convictions are banned from owning or possessing firearms - so Robert Evans is suing to get his license to carry a concealed gun.
Mr. Evans claims the victim was only his step-daughter and was an adult at the time of the incident - he is technically not guilty of domestic violence...just regular violence of someone residing in his house.
Now, we give Evans credit for applying for the license instead of just ignoring the law - like the Brookfield Spa murderer did, he bought a gun online when he was turned down at a gun dealer and killed his estranged wife and two others the next day.
Evans pled guilty to the charges, so there isn't much debate. However, gun advocates are watching this case very closely. In spite of their lip service on wanting to keep guns out of the hands of violent and/or mentally unstable people, they will push the law to the very limit wherever and whenever they can.