Firearms License for Victims "Dangerous"

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    "Legislation pending in Pennsylvania seeks to provide victims of domestic violence with a temporary emergency license to carry a firearm "to make sure that they're able to defend themselves," according to State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, sponsor of the bill."

    So far so good . . .

    BUT -

    "Judy Yupcavage of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) disagreed, saying research does not support Metcalfe's position.

    "All of the national research we've seen and all of the data points to the fact that it is not safer to be armed for self-defense," said Yupcavage, director of communications at PCADV. "



    What is wrong with these people? If it is not safer to be armed for self defense, then why are police officers armed? Because they have a credible threat, perhaps? And domestic violence victims who have had to seek shelter do not face a threat . . . ?
  2. Sharky

    Sharky Active Member

    perhaps they should ask a person that has been a victim and get their opinions. I would say more than not would want to be able to protect themselves.

    I agree with the last part. Not sure it will deter a radicalist on a mission from whatever god he worships, but give us our rights that we are supposed to have!