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Supreme Court ruling on gun rights

A SIG Sauer P365 pistol is seen at the Sig Sauer display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting's exposition hall (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
A SIG Sauer P365 pistol is seen at the Sig Sauer display at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting's exposition hall (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

The U.S. Supreme Court released a closely watched Second Amendment case on Friday, called “United States v. Rahimi.”

At issue was whether the federal government can ban people under restraining orders for domestic violence from possessing a gun. In an 8-to-1 decision, the Court said yes, the government can ban people from possessing guns under those circumstances. 

We analyze what the Court said in Rahimi. We also look at how this case connects to another Supreme Court gun rights decision that redefined the standard for laws that restrict gun ownership.

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Michael Falero is a radio reporter, currently covering voting and the 2020 election. He previously covered environment and energy for WFAE. Before joining WFAE in 2019, Michael worked as a producer for a number of local news podcasts based in Charlotte and Boston. He's a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop intensive on Cape Cod and UNC Chapel Hill.