Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly aren’t happy enough with the newly-enacted universal baakground checks in Oregon. They want to see Democrats pass even more legislation while they can. Giffords was in Salem, promoting the passage of SB525 which is designed to ensure those who have a restraining order against them don’t get access to firearm. Or ammo . . .
As statesmanjournal.com reports,
The couple are now shifting their focus to the relationship between domestic violence and gun violence, Kelly said. They support Senate Bill 525, which would prohibit people who are the subject of a restraining order, or who are convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes related to domestic violence, from owning guns and ammunition.
Let’s take a moment to let that one sink in. She wants it to be illegal for a person who is banned from contacting another person to be denied firearms case they violate the restraining order. Surely criminals will think twice before violating a restraining order, just like they will go through the background check process for a gun.
Instead of empowering women to take care of themselves, they are attempting to disarm people who will always figure out a way to get a gun if they want one badly enough. Something that’s been proven time and time again all over the country (and the world, for that matter). If you listen to Giffords, all we really need is another law (or three) to keep us safe. But no amount of legislation will save women from abuse. It’s already illegal to violate a restraining order and assault another person. Or maybe she’s unaware.
I only wish I were making this up. I wish Giffords’ cause was showing women that they can protect themselves. They don’t have to be sitting ducks for a violent nut job.