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United States Supreme Court Grants Cert in United States v. Rahimi, Everytown Law Responds


New York, NY – Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it has granted certiorari in United States v. Rahimi

This marks the first gun safety case to be added to the Supreme Court’s docket since the Court’s extreme and dangerous ruling last year in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which struck down a core component of New York’s concealed carry law.

Rahimi centers on the long-standing federal law prohibiting individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms, which the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held unconstitutional this past February. If the Supreme Court affirms the Fifth Circuit’s shocking decision, it will upend a critical protection that has been in place for almost 30 years, allowing domestic abusers to possess firearms under federal law and putting domestic violence survivors in all 50 states at risk for gun violence. 

“The Fifth Circuit’s extreme and reckless decision is a death sentence for women and families. When abusers have access to guns, their victims are five times more likely to be shot and killed,” said Janet Carter, Senior Director of Issues and Appeals at Everytown Law. “The Supreme Court must reverse this dangerous ruling. Domestic abusers do not have – and should not have – the constitutional right to possess a firearm.”

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