Supreme court discussing new federal law banning guns from Domestic Violent offenders

(CNN/WOLO) — The Supreme court is meeting behind closed doors Thursday to consider whether they should add a high profile second amendment case next term.

The case focuses on a federal law that bans people with domestic violence restraining orders from having guns. just a year ago — the high court issued a landmark opinion that marked the broadest expansion of gun rights in a decade. That ruling,  The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association versus Bruen decision, prompted lower courts to reconsider thousands of gun restrictions.

So we did some digging to see how this law, if passed would impact us here in South Carolina. What we uncovered is that in the Palmetto State,  the occurrence of Domestic Violence cases are overwhelming, especially in cases where a person is killed.

According to the according to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, more than 32,500 domestic violence cases were reported every year in the Palmetto state.  Out of those, 79% of the victims were killed by guns. 42% of those victims are woman, while 29% are men.

The coalition also says Domestic Violence crisis calls are frequent in fact, officials say they see roughly 10 to 25 calls each day in South Carolina.

If you or anyone you know is going through a domestic violence situation, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 to find out the signs you can look for, resources to help and how you can get involved.


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