BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Guns for People Under Domestic Restraining Orders in 8-1 Ruling – EVOL

On June 21, the Supreme Court upheld a federal gun control law prohibiting individuals under domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms, with an 8–1 vote.

The justices ruled that disarming an individual who poses a credible threat to another’s physical safety does not violate the Second Amendment. This decision reversed a lower court ruling that had struck down the federal law.

The new decision follows the Supreme Court’s landmark 2022 ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. That ruling affirmed a constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense and established that gun restrictions must be deeply rooted in American history to pass constitutional scrutiny.

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Court’s majority opinion. The lone dissenter was Justice Clarence Thomas.

The case of United States v. Rahimi centers on a February 2023 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which invalidated Section 922(g)(8) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. This 1994 law bans individuals under domestic restraining orders from possessing firearms.

The 5th Circuit held the statute had ceased to be constitutional in light of the Bruen precedent.

The circuit court stated that the ban on firearm

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