Gabby Giffords, a gun control advocate and former Congresswoman, is coming out in support of Delaware legislation to ensure that individuals subject to restraining orders immediately turn over their firearms. USA Today reports:
Giffords has called for stricter gun laws in states and at the federal since she was shot in the head in January 2011 during an event to meet constituents in Tuscon, Ariz.
“Criminals with guns, abusers with guns, stalkers with guns. That makes gun violence a women’s issue for our mothers, for our families, for me and you,” Giffords said. “Women can lead the way.”
Giffords, who founded the gun-control group Americans for Responsible Solutions with her husband after her injuries, spoke before lawmakers in support of legislation to strengthen rules for turning over firearms after a protective order is issued. Delaware Senate Bill 83 is sponsored by state Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, a Wilmington Democrat….
….Henry’s legislation would require that protective orders state clearly firearms must be immediately relinquished and that it’s illegal under Delaware law for those subject to a protective order to purchase or possess firearms. The legislation also expands the definition of domestic-violence crimes to include people who are seriously dating or living together.
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