Activists rally for anti-gun violence at the capitol
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The community activist group, ‘Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense’ filled the state capital to speak to their legislators about protecting survivors of domestic violence.
For activist, Pat Quiggins, this hits close to home.
In 1991, her sister was shot and killed by her ex-husband.
The bill she is fighting for would keep guns out of he hands of domestic abusers.
Quiggins and the rest of the activist group believe a state law should prohibit all abusers who are subject to protective orders from buying and possessing guns and it should make them give up any they already own.
It would also apply to abusers who are convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes.
“Well we need it more than ever because more people have guns, you know, clearly anybody who wants one gets one,” said Pat Quiggins, Activist.
There is a bill that is ready to be filed.
The activist group says they will be back if any bills move to committee.
For more information about ‘Moms Demand Action – KY’ click here.