Connecticut's new victim advocate is calling for the state to add to its current temporary restraining order, allowing police to seize firearms during the two week temporary restraining order. Currently, only someone who has a permanent restraining order filed against them are banned from owning firearms creating a dangerous loophole.
The 2 week time frame of a temporary restraining order is one of the most dangerous times for a woman attempting to leave her abuser. There have been 14 domestic violence homicides in Connecticut every year over the last decade.
This is a great first step to help close the loophole that allows domestic abusers access to guns and will help Connecticut do its part to #ProtectAllWomen.