Supreme Court will hear US v. Rahimi on right of domestic abusers to own guns
Washington, D.C., June 30, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will take up the case of US v. Rahimi in its next term. In April, Brady led a coalition of groups on an amicus brief in support of the petition for certiorari. Brady, the country’s oldest gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:
Douglas Letter, Brady’s Chief Legal Officer, said:
“Prohibiting domestic violence abusers from accessing firearms is common-sense, life-saving, and constitutional. Firearms are the most common weapons used in domestic violence homicides, with female intimate partners more likely to be murdered with a gun than by all other means combined.
“The Fifth Circuit's decision in Rahimi is egregiously wrong, and is mistaken under the Supreme Court's instructions in the Bruen case. Brady looks forward to the Supreme Court hearing this case and correcting this terribly misguided ruling.”
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.