WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Rahimi:

“This ruling reaffirms what more than 80 percent of Americans believe: domestic abusers should not have access to firearms. And, for good reason. On average, approximately 70 women are murdered at the hands of their partner every month in the United States.

“This case, which would have struck down laws that prevent domestic abusers with active restraining orders against them from having guns, only made it this far because of confusion caused by the Bruen decision. I’m glad the Court took the necessary step to reinforce existing federal law by providing clarity to lower courts, legislators, and the public about how to keep communities safe in the face of legal challenges the Bruen decision invited.”