Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the key founder behind
Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization advocating for increased gun
safety. This group has begun airing a television advertisement in the
states of New Hampshire, Nevada, Arizona, and Washington, D.C. in order
to convince senators in these states to support gun restrictions for convicted
Senator Amy Klobuchar has proposed a bill called the Protecting Domestic
Violence and Stalking Victims Act that would ban the possession of guns
from convicted stalkers and domestic abusers. These particular states
and areas have been targeted due previous legislation that senators have
voted against such as proposed background checks for gun sales.
While federal law currently prevents gun ownership and possession for those
that have a misdemeanor domestic abuse conviction, the bill proposed by
Klobuchar will expand this federal law to include convicted stalkers.
The definition of domestic abuse would be expanded to include non-married
Organizations such as the National Rifle Association have come out against
the bill, noting that it is using emotionally charged issues to control
If you have any questions about gun restrictions and a criminal charge,
consult a lawyer at the Law Offices of Joshua S. Davidson today. With
changes taking place for gun ownership and possession, make sure to have
an experienced criminal justice attorney on your side.