An alarming number of the recent mass shootings have been carried out by men with histories of domestic assault. A person convicted of domestic abuse cannot legally buy a firearm. But thanks to a loophole, this legislation doesn’t apply unless the perpetrator is married to the victim, has been living with the victim, or had a child with the victim. (Rogan's List)
Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) “has introduced legislation that would close that loophole, and would also prevent stalkers from having guns.” (NY Times)
Urge your Senators to get on board S1539, Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017. Current co-sponsors are:
- Sen. Hirono [D-HI]*
- Sen. Feinstein [D-CA]*
- Sen. Casey, Jr. [D-PA]
- Sen. Blumenthal [D-CT]
- Sen. Durbin [D-IL]
- Sen. Wyden [D-OR]
- Sen. Reed [D-RI]
- Sen. Harris [D-CA]
A companion bill is also in the House, H.R. 2670, so let’s do the same with our reps.
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