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Domestic Violence Firearms Bill Clears House Panel

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A domestic violence firearms bill cleared a House panel that further restricts possession of a gun by someone who is under a protective order. Currently its prohibited for an abuser to have a weapon, this bill prohibits among other things carrying a concealed weapon. Mariah Wineski is the executive director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 

Domestic Violence survivor and advocate Tiffany Morgan was shot in the face by an angry boyfriend. Morgan says she’s been diagnosed with severe depression and PTSD as a result of her traumatic experience.

 

The Senate-approved bill heads to the House floor. It requires offenders to declare in open court what firearms they possess. Morgan says this bill would help domestic violence victims.