Why Are So Many of America’s Women Murdered with a Gun? Americans for Responsible Solutions asks in its online anti-gun agitprop, promoting the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act. That’s a tough question, one that makes one wonder how many is “so many” and is that many many compared to the many other women who die from many other causes? Of course, the pronoun “one” doesn’t include gun control advocates who cling to the belief that “one” woman murdered with a gun is too many to not create new gun control laws. People who bend stats to their will to make sweeping generalizations that [seem to] justify civilian disarmament. Like this . . .
It’s hard to deny that we have a problem. So why are so many of America’s women being murdered with guns? One big reason is that we have two big loopholes in our laws that make it too easy for dangerous abusers and stalkers to buy a gun:
People Who Abuse Their Dating Partners Can Get Guns: Currently, federal law prevents people who are under domestic violence protection orders or have misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from accessing guns. But even though increasing numbers of couples are choosing to marry later in life, the law hasn’t been extended to address dating partner abuse.
Some Convicted Stalkers Can Get Guns: Even though one study of women who had been murdered found that 76 percent of them had been stalked in the year preceding their death, under federal law people who have been convicted of misdemeanor stalking — even if they plead down from a felony charge — can legally buy a gun.
So Americans for Final Solutions is down with Illinois Dem Debbie Dingell’s and RINO rep Robert Dold’s plan to extend proactive gun confiscation laws (e.g., California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order) to people who are dating. Hmmm. What about people who claim to be dating? Couldn’t a stalker say he or she was dating their victim, tell a judge that their victim threatened them with a gun and get the government to remove their firearms, leaving their victim defenseless?
Take it from someone who used online dating: there are a LOT of crazy people out there looking to hook up. Giving “dating partners” the ability to initiate gun confiscation – without due process I might add – is a bad idea of epic proportions. I can even imagine anti-gun “honey traps,” where gun control advocates date gun rights advocates and then falsely petition for gun confiscation. For the children, of course.
As for the misdemeanor stalking gun purchase “loophole,” current federal law prohibits citizens convicted of a felony from purchasing a firearm. As soon as you lower that bar to a misdemeanor conviction, you open the door to widespread civilian disarmament. According to yubanet.com, “More than one in four U.S. adults — roughly 65 million people –have an arrest or conviction that shows up in a routine criminal background check.” Such as misdemeanor drug offenses.
Adding a misdemeanor conviction to the federal prohibition against firearms purchases would suit Americans for Final Solutions down to the ground. Like all gun control organizations they are looking for ANY way to limit Americans’ firearms freedom, regardless of the consequences, regardless of the cost, regardless of the Second Amendment’s prohibition against government infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. In case you didn’t know.