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NCADV Applauds Members of Congress for Introducing Bills to Close Loopholes

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for their leadership in introducing H.R. 569 and S.120, companion bills to close loopholes in federal law that allow dating abusers and stalkers to possess firearms. Current federal law prohibits some perpetrators who are subject to final domestic violence protective orders or convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor crime... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NCADV Praises Representative Brown's "Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019" Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) praises Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD-4) and his 50 original co-sponsors for introducing H.R.511, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019. Current federal law prohibits domestic abusers who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to final protective orders from possessing firearms, but only if the victim and perpetrator are married, separated, divorced, live or... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, January 14, 2019

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Close the "Stalker Loophole" Now

Five people were murdered in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Our nation is shocked again. Our political leaders offer prayers and call this a tragedy, as though it could not be prevented—and as though it were a surprise. Those of us who work in the domestic violence field feel the terrible familiarity of the story. A stalker, harassing a woman whom he barely knew—a woman who did not want to know him any better. A stalker heaping unwarranted blame on journalists who reported on... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 2, 2018

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