|The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense has successfully introduced legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that would not only prohibit sales to any individual convicted of domestic abuse crimes, but would also require them to turn in their guns to local law enforcement.
The new legislation will also apply to misdemeanor convictions.
Domestic violence crimes, as with child custody, overwhelmingly favor the female partner in the relationship with the burden of proof being regularly thrown out.
While proven acts of violence within a domestic relationship are abhorrent, abuse of the system is rampant. 32,000 people signed a letter recently to stop false allegations of domestic violence.