“three new provisions were more protection for victims who come from the LGBT community – gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered victims – and more protection for immigrants who may or may not be in the country legally, and finally, more protection for Native American women – women on reservations whose statistics show are the victim of violence most often from people who do not live on those reservations. And the tribal courts in Indian country currently are not empowered to hear those cases, which involve offenders from non-Native American communities. The Senate would have allowed that to happen for the first time.”
via Violence Against Women Act A Victim Of Congress’ Stagnation : NPR.
Maybe this is why everybody should want a gun? For increased every-woman/LGBT community member/immigrant/Native-American-woman protection?
I wish, so hard, that everybody out there who protects their right to amass a personal arsenal would have put as much energy into protecting a law that could prevent the need for an arsenal in the first place.