Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban for People Charged With Domestic Violence

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Published on June 21, 2024 - Duration: 01:30s

Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban for People Charged With Domestic Violence

Supreme Court Upholds Gun Ban , for People Charged With Domestic Violence.

On June 21, the Supreme Court upheld a law that keeps people with domestic violence restraining orders against them from owning firearms, NBC News reports.

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The vote was 8-1.

Justice Clarence Thomas was the only one who dissented.

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Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Supreme Court's majority opinion, stating that since America was founded.

"our nation's firearm laws have included provisions preventing individuals who threaten physical harm to others from misusing firearms.".

The provision in the latest case "fits comfortably within this tradition," Roberts wrote.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland applauded the ruling, .

Saying that it "protects victims by keeping firearms out of the hands of dangerous individuals who pose a threat to their intimate partners and children.".

Erich Pratt, senior VP of Gun Owners of America, said that while the man who brought the case to the Supreme Court, Zackey Rahimi, is a "dangerous individual,".

The decision "will disarm others who have never actually committed any domestic violence."


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