National Network to End Domestic Violence Praises Landmark Supreme Court Decision

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From the FLP mailbox, a  press release from the National Network to End Domestic Violence, exerpted here:

Advocates against domestic violence today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision to uphold the federal Lautenberg Amendment that bans convicted domestic violence abusers from possessing firearms.   TheUnited States v. Hayes  ruling reversed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that would have posed a serious danger to victims of domestic violence by allowing convicted abusers to maintain firearms. * * *

Joan Meier, DV LEAP’s Director, said,”It is gratifying to see a strong majority of the Court reject the cramped and frankly illogical reading of the statute put forward by the Fourth Circuit and instead endorse the clear purpose of the legislature, not to mention common sense.”

“Arming the people who brutally beat their spouses or partners is a recipe for disaster,”Else said.  “The Supreme Court made the right decision by upholding the domestic violence gun ban, keeping guns out of the hands of batterers and helping victims recovering from abuse to stay safe.”

Info on the National Network to End Domestic Violence is here.

-Bridget Crawford

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