“U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris “The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is Not A God Given Right” Murphy have unveiled new federal legislation they say would close loopholes that leave domestic violence victims vulnerable to gun violence after the issuance of a temporary restraining order,” boston.com reports. “Blumenthal and Murphy co-sponsored the Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act that was unveiled in Hartford on Friday. They say the legislation would establish consistent, nationwide protections for victims of domestic violence.” What they don’t say is that the bill “Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to modify the definition of: (1) “intimate partner” to include a dating partner or former dating partner of a person (replacing language including an individual who cohabitates or has cohabitated with the person); and (2) “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” to include an offense that has, as an element, the use of physical force or a deadly weapon by a dating partner or former dating partner.” And that means . . .

That anyone you date could claim you smacked, hit or otherwise used physical force against them and petition a court to have your guns removed. But wait! That’s not all! Under the bill’s provisions your employer can also make charges of a physical altercation that would immediately remove your natural, civil and Constitutionally protected (in theory) right to keep and bear arms.

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