3 New at 11-- tonight. A major ruling by the U-S Supreme Court is being hailed as a victory for domestic violence victims...while guns rights groups say the decision goes too far. Its aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of anyone convicted of domestic violence - no matter how minor the offense - Channel 4's Scott Johnson looked at this decision from both sides tonight - he joins us now live... scott 3 3 until now if you struck a spouse... or harmed them with a weapon you would lose your gun rights. That hasnt' had a lot of debate... but this new ruling does... because it would go on to include things like squeezing a spouse or child's arm to cause a bruise... and in some states you can be verbally abusive and be convicted of a misdemeanor. That's where some critics say this law is too broad. 3 00-0656-1:011:24-1:30 the ruling out of the US supreme court is a relief to local domestic violence shelters who say batterers should not be allowed to have guns... no matter how minor their abuse is.PEGGY PAYNE/QUIGLEY HOUSE C.E.O.15:04:50 - IT has historically been proven that people who have been convicted of a misdemeanor are much mor likely to assault their victim with that weapon. peggy payne works at quigley house which is clay county's domestic violence shelter... she says abusers often re-offend.PEGGY PAYNE 15:05:21 - they're very angry because now people know they've been arrested and may lose their jobs or be put on probation... if they're law enforcemtn or in military it could cause them to lose their job and blame victim for that instead of take responsibility. And that does bring up an area that some feel is too broad... Rod Sullivan is a professor at florida coastal school of law ... he says this ruling could impact a lot of people.ROD SULLIVAN/FLORIDA COASTAL SCHOOL OF LAW 15:11:58 - it could be an unwelcome kiss, a slap, a shove or a push. Theoretically it could also be verbal abuse or emotional abuse... or financial abuse. All these things are up for grabs when it comes to losing right to a firearm. and many guns rights groups aren't happy with this ruling. Eric Friday is lead counsel for the group Florida Carry .... he says in many domestic violence cases abusers are just hit with what's called an injunction... and never tried in front of a jury or jailed... ERIC FRIDAY/FLORIDA CARRY 15:00:19 - this is a problem because no other right can be taken away from you without the right to counsel without the right to trial by jury. Except right to carry gun and it can be taken away at the will of a judge. 3 One supreme court justice who's not totally happy with the ruling Antonin Scalia ... considered a conservative member of the court wrote a separate concurring opinion where he ridiculed the court using the crime of "offensive touching" as a reason to lose gun rights as too broad. Scott, how did this case make it all the way to the supreme court?