Bill gives abused spouses gun info


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PinnedAndRecessed
August 18, 2005, 10:48 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/08/18/spouse.guns.ap/index.html

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- North Carolina lawmakers have approved a measure that would require courts to give battered spouses information on how to apply for a concealed weapon.

The bill, which passed overwhelmingly in both houses of the legislature, would also add protective orders to the evidence a sheriff can consider when determining whether to issue an emergency permit to carry a concealed weapon. Normally, an applicant must wait 90 days for such a permit.

Victim's advocates who support efforts to curb domestic violence said the measure could end up causing more problems by bringing guns into already volatile relationships.

"In my experience, if you've got a fire out there, I don't think you put it out by throwing gas on it," said Bart Rick, a Seattle-area sheriff who chairs the National Sheriffs' Association domestic violence committee. "When I read this ... I went, 'Whoa.' "

The president of the gun-rights group that pushed for the measure said it's more about helping victims of domestic violence help themselves.

"We're not interested in them shooting their abusers," said Paul Valone, president of Grass Roots North Carolina. "We're interested in delivering a message: When police can't protect these people, they are capable of protecting themselves."

The measure becomes law October 1 unless Gov. Mike Easley vetoes it. His office declined Wednesday to comment on his plans.

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cracked butt
August 18, 2005, 10:54 PM
"In my experience, if you've got a fire out there, I don't think you put it out by throwing gas on it," said Bart Rick, a Seattle-area sheriff who chairs the National Sheriffs' Association domestic violence committee. "When I read this ... I went, 'Whoa.' "

Shocker, CNN had to shop for an elected political bozo from the other end of the continent to criticize the measure. :rolleyes:

Standing Wolf
August 18, 2005, 11:55 PM
Shocker, CNN had to shop for an elected political bozo from the other end of the continent to criticize the measure.

I'm sure the Communist "News" Network has quite an extensive data base of purported "authorities" who can be quoted in support of its extremist opinions. I'm surprised C.N.N. didn't throw in a so-called "public health official" or two.

jefnvk
August 19, 2005, 12:35 AM
"We're interested in delivering a message: When police can't protect these people, they are capable of protecting themselves."

Miss that quote?

Just presenting one point isn't very unbiased, even if it is your point.

Onmilo
August 19, 2005, 10:31 AM
#WHEW!!!!!!
From the title I thought Bill, the ex pres,Clinton was giving firearm advice to ex spouses or girlfriends or something like that,,,,,awwww never mind.

Billll
August 19, 2005, 03:39 PM
OK, here it is:
Get a gun, and learn how to use it.

Bill

MikeG
August 20, 2005, 09:11 PM
It's not a bad idea, misgivings of the Nanny-Staters notwithstanding.
The news has had too many cases where a restraining order had too little deterrent effect to ward off an abusive/obsessed ex, and wasn't strong enough to shield the holder from harm.

Buck Snort
August 21, 2005, 05:37 AM
Believe it or not, here in the PRC, if you have a restraing order against a person whom you reasonably believe is a danger to you then you DO NOT NEED A CCW to carry a firearm.

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