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SCOTUS to Hear U.S. v. Rahimi, Case that Threatens to Arm Domestic Abusers

Washington, D.C. — Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge in United States v. Rahimi, a decision in the Fifth Circuit which overturned the federal prohibition on firearm possession by individuals with domestic violence protection orders. March For Our Lives believes the Fifth Circuit’s decision to be a grave error and filed an amicus brief urging the court to hear the case to correct it. The Fifth Circuit’s decision challenges settled second amendment jurisprudence and the rule of law, and has grave consequences given that domestic violence plays a key role in a significant number of mass shootings. While we are unsurprised by the decision in the Fifth Circuit given the chaos unleashed by NYSRPA v. Bruen, we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will take Rahimi as an opportunity to clean up some of the legal mess dealt by Bruen. We filed an amicus brief in the petition for cert encouraging the Supreme Court to take up this case and right those wrongs and are glad to see the court take up this case on its docket. The Supreme Court must act responsibly and overturn the decision in Rahimi.