Sunday, February 28, 2010

The value of a piece of paper

David Codrea at his Examiner column yesterday, briefly listed some of the laws that didn't help a victim of a shooting. A restraining order being one of them. What didn't stop a killer and what did

When our attorney general Tom Miller praised the state senate on Friday:
I am elated that the Senate passed the bill, and passed it by a wide, bipartisan margin.

This law will help prevent women, men and children from being terrorized, maimed and killed by violent domestic abusers. It will only remove guns from domestic abusers.

This is a big victory for public safety, and I strongly urge the House to move quickly to make this the law of Iowa. A.G. Miller: Comment on passage of SF2357
They keep repeating the line that "only domestic abusers will have their guns removed" line. (see Domestic Abuser Gun Bill Reaction)

I'm sure no abuse of this law will ever take place. I trust my government, don't you?

What David writes about and what is apparent to most people is that a piece of paper, a law, does not prevent one event from happening. Never has, never will.

If the women's groups that lobbied in favor of SF2357, could possibly put some effort into making it easier for women to purchase and carry firearms for their protection, maybe a few less abusers would be stalking their victims.


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straightarrow said...

And of course every man is a domestic abuser if a divorce lawyer is involved, whether he ever did or would do a damn thing.

No, there will be no abuse of this, because well, Iowa has only angels direct from Heaven in LE and on the Bench, unlike all those other places that just use men who regularly abuse laws just like this.