Supreme Court upholds law preventing domestic abusers from possessing firearms

The high court voted 8-1 with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. 

Published: June 21, 2024 10:33am

Updated: June 21, 2024 10:37am

The Supreme Court upheld on Friday a federal law that bars individuals under domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms.

The high court voted 8-1 with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. 

The case dealt with Zackey Rahimi, who allegedly hit his girlfriend during an argument in a parking lot and threatened to shoot her if she told anyone about the attack. She later obtained a protective order in February 2020 against him in Tarrant County.

Rahimi was a suspect in shootings almost one year later and police uncovered guns after searched his apartment. According to the Associated Press, Rahimi had pled guilty to violating federal law and the "federal appeals court in New Orleans overturned that conviction when it struck down the law following the Supreme Court's Bruen decision in June 2022."

The Facts Inside Our Reporter's Notebook

Unlock unlimited access

  • No Ads Within Stories
  • No Autoplay Videos
  • VIP access to exclusive Just the News newsmaker events hosted by John Solomon and his team.
  • Support the investigative reporting and honest news presentation you've come to enjoy from Just the News.
  • Just the News Spotlight

    Support Just the News