Dingell Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Prevent Domestic Abusers from Accessing Guns
Dearborn, MI, June 27, 2016
U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Voisine v. United States, which upheld laws that prevent domestic abusers from accessing guns.
“Having spoken in a very personal way about this issue last week, today's decision by the Supreme Court is a victory for those who have been impacted by guns and domestic abuse. It should be commonsense that someone convicted of domestic violence should not have access to a gun.
“This is one important step to help ensure victims and their families do not have to live in fear, but many don't understand that we must do more to protect survivors of dating violence and stalking. That is why Rep. Robert Dold and I introduced H.R. 3130, the bipartisan Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act. This bill would close loopholes that allow abusers and stalkers to access guns, and it would be another significant victory that would protect women and families and save lives.”