A black graphic with an orange border and centered text reading, “Together we can end gun violence.”

A black graphic with an orange border and centered text reading “Together we can end gun violence.”

LANSING, Mich., June 21, 2024 — The Supreme Court ruled to uphold a federal law that bans individuals with a domestic violence restraining order from possessing a gun. In response, state Reps. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) and Kelly Breen (D-Novi), chair and member, respectively, of the Michigan Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention Caucus issued the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling prioritizes common-sense gun violence prevention measures to keep our communities safe and help curb domestic gun violence. In the United States, one in three women have been physically abused by an intimate partner, and they are five times more likely to be killed by a partner if a gun is in the home. 

“This SCOTUS ruling, along with Michigan’s historic gun violence protections legislative package that was signed into law earlier this year, will save lives by keeping guns out of the hands of individuals who have committed violent crimes. Michigan House Dems stand behind today’s decision, and we continue to stand strong in our commitment to end gun violence and protect women from domestic violence.”