Supreme Court Weighing Federal Ban on Domestic Abusers' Right to Purchase Guns

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Published on November 7, 2023 - Duration: 01:31s

Supreme Court Weighing Federal Ban on Domestic Abusers' Right to Purchase Guns

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On November 7, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding a decades-old federal ban on people under domestic violence restraining orders from obtaining firearms. On November 7, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding a decades-old federal ban on people under domestic violence restraining orders from obtaining firearms. NBC reports that the U.S. v.

Rahimi is a blockbuster case revolving around a widely popular gun safety regulation and the Second Amendment.

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This is an opportunity for the justices to clarify the test, particularly as it applies to domestic abusers, and to a whole host of incredibly effective gun violence prevention laws, Kelly Roskam, Director of law and policy at the Center for Gun Violence Solutions, via NBC.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 12 million adults are victims of domestic abuse every year.

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On average, 70 of those victims die every month after being shot by an intimate partner.

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According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions, a woman is five times more likely to die as a result of domestic abuse if a gun is involved.

NBC reports that the high-profile case comes one year after another decision made it more difficult for governments to restrict individual gun rights.

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Currently, a 1994 federal statute requires thousands of federally issued domestic violence restraining orders to be reported to the national background check system.

Currently, a 1994 federal statute requires thousands of federally issued domestic violence restraining orders to be reported to the national background check system.

According to the FBI, over 77,000 attempted firearm purchases made by alleged domestic abusers have been prevented since 1998.

We know that it's not just intimate partners murdering their partners.

We know that they're doing it with firearms and that these laws are preventing them from doing that, Kelly Roskam, Director of law and policy at the Center for Gun Violence Solutions, via NBC


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