NWLC Releases Statement on Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Rahimi

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court today released its decision in United States v. Rahimi, upholding a law that forbids domestic abusers from possessing guns.

See below for a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).

“Today, SCOTUS issued the obvious decision for the safety of women and families—reversing the Fifth Circuit’s dangerous ruling to allow domestic abusers to be armed, and confirming that abusers subject to restraining orders do not have a constitutional right to own guns.

“However, the decision in Rahimi preserves the status quo, which leaves us in a place where gun violence remains an enormous risk for people experiencing gender-based violence. This is still a country where gun violence is an epidemic that devastates too many families and destabilizes too many communities. SCOTUS and Congress must do better.”