Our Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling in United States v. Rahimi

Statement from Sanctuary CEO Hon. Judy Kluger on the Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Rahimi:

“Sanctuary for Families applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold critical firearm restrictions for individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders. This ruling is an important step in protecting survivors of intimate partner abuse and combating the silent epidemic of femicide in the United States.

When abusers have access to firearms, they are five times more likely to murder their partners or ex-partners. By recognizing the dangers that firearms pose in the hands of abusers, the Court has acknowledged the scope of this crisis and underscored the need for stronger gun control. We will continue our relentless advocacy on behalf of survivors to protect their fundamental right to live free from violence.”