Do you ever wonder whose side lawmakers are really on? In a gratuitous display of ill-thought out, anti-gun rhetoric, domestic abuse victims just got put in a very dangerous position.
In what many are saying is just an excuse to impose further firearm restrictions, the Governor of Virginia has “shot down” a bill that would allow victims of abuse to carry a weapon.
It’s really worth considering who is being protected her. Is it the domestic abuse victim who likely has no other form of defense. Or is it the domestic abuser, who has a known criminality (by actually being a domestic abuser), a known history of violence (by actually being a domestic abuser) and as is obvious now, wants to hurt the victim?
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) vetoed a bill on Friday that aimed to allow victims of domestic violence to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a permit.
House Bill 1852 would allow anyone in Virginia who has a protective order and is over 21 to carry a concealed firearm without a permit for up to 45 days after the order is issued…
“The bill perpetuates the dangerous fiction that the victims of domestic violence will be safer by arming themselves,” [McAuliffe] said. “It would inject firearms into a volatile domestic violence situation, making that situation less safe, not more.”