We need your help to ensure passage of SB 231 – critically important domestic violence legislation on the Senate floor Monday (4/2/18). With just one click, let all members of the Louisiana Senate know that you urge them to protect victims of domestic violence.
I’m writing to urge you to please support life saving legislation for domestic violence victims. SB 231 mandates that a person convicted of domestic abuse battery or under a protective order for family violence must transfer their firearm. National police statistics show that 50 women are shot to death every month by a former or current partner. 54 percent of mass shooting incidents involved the killing of a partner or family member according to Everytown for Gun Safety; and research shows abused women are 5 times more likely to murdered by their abuser, if the abuser owns a firearm.
Ensuring an abuser no longer has possession of a firearm will save lives.