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S. 763: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

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Should such a ban only be limited to those with permanent restraining orders against them, as current federal law says?


A 32-year-old mother of 18-month-old twins, Lori Jackson was killed by her estranged husband in May 2014. Though subject to a temporary restraining order, he retained access to a .38-caliber handgun. Later, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Federal law generally prevents those with so-called “permanent” or “final” restraining order from possessing firearms, but there is no federal ban on those with temporary restraining orders from doing so. Advocates of such a change note that granting a temporary restraining order can actually “set off” an alleged abuser, who may wish to seek vengeance while they still legally own a firearm.

In May 2016, Connecticut enacted …

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Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Mar 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 16, 2021

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22 Cosponsors (21 Democrats, 1 Independent)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 16, 2021

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