Senator Morrison sits at a table and speaks into a microphone while in a committee hearing.LAKE FOREST – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Lake Forest), who passed Illinois’ “red flag” law in 2018, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal gun control law intended to protect survivors of domestic violence:

“Today’s ruling recognizes the critical importance of protecting victims of domestic violence by affirming the legal ability to restrict the possession of firearms by individuals subject to domestic violence orders. This decision reinforces the intent behind laws like Illinois’ Firearms Restraining Order Act, which I championed to prevent tragedies by keeping guns out of the hands of people who demonstrate threatening behavior.

“When a credible threat to the physical safety of another person is identified, it is imperative that action is taken swiftly — the consequences of not intervening are too great.

“I commend the U.S. Supreme Court for upholding these lifesaving protections, and I remain committed to advocating for tangible solutions to keep our communities safe.”