On Monday, in the case of Voisine v. the United States, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence from purchasing guns in a 6-2 vote, according to SCOTUSBlog.
SCOTUS holds that domestic violence conviction is misdemeanor crime of violence for purposes of limiting access to firearms
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 27, 2016
"This was the case of two Maine men who were convicted on state domestic violence charges and then found with firearms and charged with violating a federal law that prohibits domestic abusers from having firearms," reads the live blog. "The question was whether their convictions qualified under the statute."
This decision follows this month's mass shooting in Orlando gay nightclub Pulse, which claimed the lives of 49 and injured 53. In the wake of the tragedy, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) led a 15-hour filibuster and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) led a sit-in in the House of Representatives, both calling for action on gun regulations.
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