Blatant Gaps in Our System Allow Batterers to Keep Guns

35

AutoInsuranceMM.Info – Low income insurance – Blatant Gaps in Our System Allow Batterers to Keep Guns

Photo: iStock

For three years Gabriela lived in torment and fear that if she left Louis, he would kill her.

This wasn’t an empty threat—Louis violently attacked Gabriela often, most of the time threatening to take her life.

After one particularly brutal incident in 2016, Gabriela sought help from the California justice system. With the assistance of an advocate from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, a San Jose nonprofit where I am the director of programs, she filed for a civil restraining order. I’m familiar with Gabriela’s case and have changed her and her Louis’ names to protect Gabriela’s safety.