The Supreme Court upholds a gun control law

In a recent decision on June 21st, 2024, the Supreme Court upheld a federal gun control law. This law specifically prohibits people under domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms.

The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court

The aim is to protect victims of domestic abuse. The vote fell along surprising lines, with a majority of 8-1 supporting the law. This comes after a previous Supreme Court decision in 2022 that expanded gun rights.

This decision that expanded gun rights was New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. This landmark case established a new standard for evaluating the constitutionality of gun regulations.

The court ruled that gun regulations must be consistent with the historical tradition of firearm regulation in the United States.

This decision was significant because it loosened restrictions on carrying concealed firearms in public, which had previously been banned in many states.