While the US Supreme Court debates a gun ban for domestic violence convictions, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing to close a domestic violence gun loophole.
The New York junior senator says she’s supporting laws that would allow police and state governments to take guns away from people found guilty of domestic abuse. She says the current court case involves state laws already on the books.
Currently, some states allow those charged and convicted of domestic abuse to continue buying guns, even in cases where restraining orders are issued.
Senator Gillibrand is pushing passage of the Lori Jackson Domestic Survivor Protection Act to prevent domestic abusers from accessing firearms. Gillibrand is also pushing the Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act that would give states additional resources to remove firearms from domestic abusers.