URGENT Today’s Daily Action: Call Delegate Saab – he is THE reason the bill to protect MD survivors of domestic violence is stalled!
We really need EVERYONE to speak out and call Delegate Saab TODAY! PLEASE ALSO share!!
Our representative in the House of Delegates, Sid Saab, is the reason the “Protect MD Survivors Bill” is stalled.
Not only is he refusing to vote for it, he’s using his privileges as a delegate to prevent the vote entirely.
PLEASE CALL HIM NOW: (410) 841-3551 he is holding up the MD Survivors Bill. HB1646.
This bill ensures that Committed Domestic Abusers Turn in their Guns! **See Domestic Violence Statistics below
He has agreed to vote for this bill four times, but now is the sole reasons it is stalled – let’s hold him accountable.
We really need you to speak out and send Delegate Saab a message, now more than ever!
The “Protect MD Survivors Bill” literally just enforces current Maryland law by forcing convicted domestic abusers who are already legally prohibited from possessing guns to hand in the ones they already own when they’re convicted. Plus, pretty much everyone in Maryland supports it: It’s a bipartisan bill with the support of the Republican Governor Larry Hogan.
Even local gun rights groups — who rarely see eye-to-eye with us on gun safety — have given their support for this live-saving bill on cable news and in their testimony!
More about the bill:
This life-saving bill is just common sense: House Bill 1646 enforces current Maryland law by requiring that convicted domestic abusers — who are already prohibited from possessing a gun — hand in any guns they already own upon conviction.
Maryland law already acknowledges that domestic violence and guns are a deadly combination: that’s why many convicted abusers are not allowed to possess guns. This bill makes sure that prohibition is enforced and will help save lives. That’s what we have been fighting for: Protecting women, families, and law enforcement officers who are at risk of being shot by a convicted abuser armed with a gun.
**DOMESTIC VIOLENCE STATISTICS
• One out of every three women will be abused at some point in her life.
• Battering is the single major cause of injury to women, exceeding rapes, muggings and auto accidents combined.
• A woman is more likely to be killed by a male partner (or former partner) than any other person.
• About 4,000 women die each year due to domestic violence.
• Of the total domestic violence homicides, about 75% of the victims were killed as they attempted to leave the relationship or after the relationship had ended.