CHICAGO – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding a federal law restricting firearm possession for domestic violence abusers, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) issued the following statement:

“I am encouraged by today’s Supreme Court ruling and hope it guides us moving forward on how to better protect victims of gun violence.”

“Domestic violence situations can escalate quickly when firearms are involved, and these restrictions are a vital component in the effort to reduce and prevent domestic violence-related homicides. There is still more work to do when it comes to protecting survivors and their families in Illinois, but I am glad to see these restrictions upheld at the federal level. I am hopeful that this will continue, on a state level, for us to move forward with Karina’s Law.”