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Katrina Shealy Still Pushing CDV Reform

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|| By FITSNEWS || As the 2015 session of the S.C. General Assembly enters a pivotal phase, State Senator Katrina Shealy is continuing to push for passage of legislation strengthening the state’s criminal domestic violence (CDV) laws.

Shealy – along with S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson – will be attending a forum in Lexington County, S.C. on the issue this coming week.

“It is time that the House and the Senate work together to pass comprehensive legislation on Domestic Violence,” Shealy told FITS. “We not only need to stiffen the penalties but we need to make certain that once ‘convicted’ that those who chose to abuse there partners can no longer have access to firearms. We are all aware that 78 percent of the murders committed in domestic violence crimes are with guns. South Carolina needs to stop being a bad statistic – we are better than that. We need to change the culture of this state now!”

Debate over CDV has been exceedingly contentious this year – as we chronicled in this exclusive report.

It’s also been a source of embarrassment for the “Republican” party (see HERE, HEREHERE and HERE).

The “GOP-controlled” State Senate passed a bill three months ago, but then the “Republican” House of Representatives dragged its feet on the legislation.

Anyway, for those wishing to attend Shealy’s forum in Lexington County it will be held on Monday April 27 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT in the first floor conference center of the Lexington Municipal Complex (111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, S.C.).

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