Violence against ALL women, including men

About that Violence Against Women Act

The House approved with bipartisan support a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a popular 1994 law that protects and provides resources for victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The measure passed 244-172.

So the 172 are for violence against women? Good heavens no, it’s just that they love guns more than they hate violence against women.

The most contentious issue in the House-passed bill is a provision that expands the criminal threshold to bar an individual from buying a gun to include misdemeanor convictions of domestic abuse or stalking. It would also close the so-called boyfriend loophole to expand the definition of who is affected by existing gun prohibitions to include dating partners. “This legislation makes it clear that Democrats consider gun ownership a second-class right,” said Rep. Bob Good, R-Va.

And that remark makes it clear that Republicans consider gun ownership a right that trumps women’s right to continue existing.

But then the Democrats throw it all away.

The House-passed bill would also strengthen existing protections for transgender women to access women’s shelters and serve in prisons that match their gender identity.

That is, the bill would “strengthen existing protections” for men to invade women’s shelters, thus making them no longer women’s shelters, and to be locked up in women’s prisons, thus making them unsafe for women.

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