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Sufficiently Analogous Episode Two: U.S. v. Rahimi and the future of Domestic Violence Protective Order Firearm Prohibitions


The Center’s director of law and policy, Kelly Roskam, JD, and law and policy advisor, Tim Carey, JD discuss U.S. v Rahimi. The upcoming decision from the Supreme Court could decide if those subject to domestic violence protective orders can possess firearms, as well as clarify how courts are supposed to handle Second Amendment cases in a post-Bruen era. 

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In this episode: 

  • The hosts discuss the background of domestic violence protective orders, their 30-year history across the country, and the mechanics and limitations of the federal law prohibiting people subject to such orders from purchasing or possessing firearms. 
  • April Zeoli, PhD, MPH policy core director of the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan joins the podcast to explain how firearms are used to murder intimate partners and share evidence of the efficacy of domestic violence protective orders in preventing both domestic and mass violence. 
  • Roskam and Carey summarize previous challenges to protective order firearm prohibitions and discuss the history of U.S. v Rahimi at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. 
  • Hear highlights from the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in U.S. v Rahimi. 
  • The hosts share their predictions for the upcoming decision. 


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