Up in Arms: Bill Would Let Cops Take Guns in Domestic Violence Cases

Read this recent article in Seven Days about H. 422, a bill championed by the Network to help prevent domestic violence homicide.

“Stella Gravel sat before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this month and told her daughter’s tragic story: Early one morning in August 2013, Rhonda Gray’s estranged husband, Troy, shot and killed her in her Fairlee home. He then killed himself with the same rifle.

Troy Gray had been facing a court date to answer to his second domestic violence charge. “He told everybody they would never see him in court,” Gravel, an East Hardwick resident, told the House committee. “I truly believe if the cops had taken the firearms and stored them somewhere that maybe my daughter would still be here today.”

Moved by such stories, Rep. Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) set out this year to ensure that weapons are removed from homes during domestic violence arrests.”

 

You can read the full article here on sevendaysvt.com.