Today, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affirming the constitutionality of federal legislation prohibiting individuals convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms. The ruling marks a pivotal moment in safeguarding our communities, particularly for those vulnerable to domestic abuse.

Domestic violence experts have long emphasized the heightened risk posed when abusers have access to firearms, citing increased likelihood of severe injury or fatality. OneJustice supported this critical legal challenge by joining a national coalition of dedicated non-profit organizations signing onto an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Fifth Circuit’s decision.

“Today’s ruling is monumental. It underscores a significant step towards enhancing community safety and protecting survivors of domestic violence.” – OneJustice Program Director Leigh Ferrin.

This decision resonates deeply with survivors, advocates, and organizations committed to ending domestic violence.