Tiffany Barwick should have had a gun. That would have probably assured her a long life.
Now, here's the tricky part:
House Bill 313, approved 113-0 on Wednesday, would allow law enforcement officers to act on threats of violence in dating situations as long as the relationship has existed for six months or longer and met certain standards that transcend mere friendship. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Kurt Kelly, R-Ocala.Eh? You mean right now, at this moment, there is not one single law out there protecting these individuals?
Why just threats of violence in dating situations? Why not threats of violence PERIOD?
Come on. I think that if nothing was done, it was because the police Tiffany talked to didn't want to do anything. But I'm not buying that without this law, police have no ability to act on threats of violence.
And then there's this---if the law is passed and someone makes a report, how do you prove the length of the relationship? You mean to tell me if you're dating someone 5 months you're not protected? If a woman in a one month relationship is being abused by her boyfriend doesn't she deserve the same protection as a woman who is in a long-term relationship who is being abused?
Anyone who is being stalked, harassed or threatened should be protected. Or better yet they should be protecting themselves. That's why I say Tiffany should've had a gun.