|| 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, HERE, HERE 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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Jake with a skirt!
Can Katrina In 2016!
Best person in the SC senate. I realize that isn’t a great compliment but it is what it is. Worked for her on 08, 12 and will be again in 16. She is a little too soft hearted but at least she has one. Fine lady , great senator. She would make a really fine governor.
I thought so at one time, Rogue. Unfortunately, Katrina has embraced behaviors one would expect from the likes of Jake Knotts, Nikki Haley, or Mike Pitts. As the old joke about the mule goes, “one” was voting to keep Jean Toal (the queen mother of corruption in SC) as Chief Justice of SCSC. “Two” was voting to lower the bar for determining (who makes the determination is still not solidly determined far as I know) that someone might be mentally unable to own a firearm. This bullshit CDV law, which stands to deprive others of property and protection without due process is “three” in my book. I’m not thrilled with her endorsement of a candidate for Sheriff who has multiple ties to sone of the same people the crook who proceeded him had, either.
When I was supporting her candidacy a few years ago, people warned that she was tight with Nikki and might be just as crooked. I said at the time that getting Jake out of our office was Job-1 and that if Katrina began showing signs of being unfit for the position we votrd her into, that she should be voted out at the first opportunity. I believe that time is here.
The way I understood the Toal vote was that there wasn’t that much difference between the candidates and Toal will be gone soon anyway. The lowering of the bar on gun ownership eligibility was my main sticking point with her. I personally told her that “who” made the call was what was important . In some circles I, being a veteran, could be called out. As to this CDV law, there are a lot of questions to be answered. No one should be deprived of anything before a trial. I have told her this, we will see. I want to go to the meeting Monday night also. As to the sheriffs race. That is Lexington Co. I’m not from there. While I agree with the concept of “do right or get out ” She hasn’t crossed that threshold yet.
Hi Rogue. Many accused Toal’s competitor of being a flaming liberal. I don’t know about that, but he is head, shoulders, and ankles above Toal in the in the integrity department. Hell, most inmates in SCDC probably have Toal beat there.
I usually like your comments and respect your opinion, but I see no reason to let Katrina continue to let her butt become increasingly glued to our Senate seat. Like the banana in the fruit bowl that turns black and begins to draw gnats, the sooner you toss out a bad politician, the easier it is. If you wait to long to toss it, it becomes stuck to the bowl and adjoining fruit and gets to be an increasingly messy and difficult proposition the longer you put off the inevitable in getting rid of it.
To You Know My Name: You are such a Dick Head…You always talk, talk, talk but never have a good idea! You Acuse Shealy of being like Haley and she is the only one in the Senate who stood up to her on the DSS issues. You say she is like Mike Pitts? Jesus Man, that is a stretch..they don’t agree on anything that I can tell and because she doesn’t Agee with you makes her a rocket Scientist!
I am sorry that you lack the sight to see how claiming yo be pro-gun, while doing something entirely different by Pitts and Shealy is like behavior. I hope you find glasses and your eyes open.
I don’t see where Shealy is anti gun just because she thinks people who commit crimes should not have guns? You need more than glasses…Ever see “The Wizard of Oz”? If you only had a brain!!!
Thank you for your input, Mr Shealy!
I was at the meeting tonight and the senate bill isn’t bad. You have to be convicted of CDV to surrender your guns. Same as federal law already is. It just makes the state law the same as fed. thereby letting state level LE able to enforce it. The feds are so undermanned in SC as to let too many slip through the cracks. BTW- everyone thought the NRA was going to come out against but they didn’t. Katrina is right on this one and still my favorite senator.
Why don’t you run for office and see how much you get done? bet you would Rock the world…just how fit are you?
For one thing, I lack the finances to stage a campaign that had a chance of winning. In a county and state, and maybe a nation, where the majority of voters are fools who vote for the guy they see on TV the most, who has the most stickers and signs, or is the incumbent who is always on TV, it would be a wasted effort.
I would not do well taking the bribes, er campaign contributions from special interests and wouldn’t play well with the Harrels and Leathermans as most do.
Maybe you could do like Shealy and burn some shoe leather! Really work for something…oh never mind you are just a bad mouth that likes to complain!
From the looks of things, she’s learned quickly that you kowtow to the Leathermans, the Toals, the Harrels, and the almighty machine and you can save shoe leather.
Stupid Saying – Grow up!!!
Did I step on your sore nut Mr Shealy?
It’s already a crime. But this cant help her with the second amendment kooks.
“Still pushing for CDV reform” the headline is written as if that’s a bad thing. Or an annoying thing.
Why isn’t everyone pushing for “reform?” Or does SC enjoy it’s perch as huband-murdering-wife capital of the U.S.? Whatever is wrong with legislators that they’re all not jumping on the bandwagon to protect female crime victims?
Wait. It’s South Carolina! (hand smacking forehead) – what was I thinking?!
That title has been taken: See Flint Michigan, the newest husband-murdering-wife capital of the USA, has pushed the entire state of Michigan into that high chair … Oh wait! They use knives, stones and ball bats in Michigan, ‘cause guns are banned in the cities, except the ghettos.
Little known: Flint Michigan gun deaths are down slightly, ‘cause the local heat doesn’t enforce the laws there, anymore, except Sharia …
The Lexington Municipal Complex … Is that a taxpayer funded meeting hall? Do “progressives” have to pay rent to use it? Did She? Should She? Will She?
Go to scstatehouse.gov, archives-video, CDV for Oct. 7th & 22nd. Listen to the testimonies and draw a conclusion. Pay particular attention to FBI agent Eugene Regala on the 22nd @ 1;50;10 … law enforcement and “certainly” judges (recurring theme both days).
How about just give me the Cliff’s Notes version?
On the 22nd @ 2;03;30 … if law enforcement commits CDV, guns are removed (all 50 states). There, now you don’t have to bother with listening to facts as given by victims and those who have direct involvement in the subject matter. Law enforcement’s failures and judges’ complacency are the stories being told (unless blood is spilled and they can’t tell their story).
Thanks…its not that I don’t want to “bother with listening to facts as given . . .”
My retort was merely in response to your vague and ambiguous post that requested that I go complete numerous time-consuming tasks in order to simply understand your point. Now that I hear your point, (and conveniently have your citation) it can further support dialogue.
We have some serious political tangles here – has anyone read the bill the house has passed? Is this the republican tug of war? http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150423/PC1603/150429667/1031/bill-to-make-concealed-weapons-permit-optional-passes-sc-house
I think this is a good law except for the usual “property owners’rights” idiocy that seems to find its way into almost every CWP or related law in this country. Existing trespass laws more than adequately address issues of this regard. There is no need for giving force of law to signage or requiring a homeowner’s permission to carry. If a property owner doscovers that you are packing and it causes them to have a hissy, all they need do is tell you to leave. Failure to do so brings trespassing laws into play.
I’m waiting to see what Mikey Pitts will do in an attempt to poison the well of this bill. He pretends to be “pro-gun” but is about as pro-gun as Larry Martin or Sarah Brady, despite his NRA life membership which is probably some of yhe best money he ever spent for a campaign prop.
When the restaurant carry bill was in play a while back, Pitts attempted to poison yhe well twice in an effort to gut that bill. Once, he was trying to raise the CWP fees by 50% and the added length of time a permit was valid by only 25%, ostensibly yo help SLED with the terrible “burden” of processing so many permits. Just extending the life of a permits validity a year or two would have eased theor burden and cost nobody anything, but Mikey didn’t care to go there.
The most outrageous attemt Pitts made to poison the well of the restaurant carry bill was to try and seriously increase jail time and fines for CWP holders who were caught carrying in one of the forbidden zones. His secretary had the gall to tell me that this was actually good in that it changed penalties from criminal to civil. Sorry, but increasing potential jail time from weks to years and potential fines from hundreds to thousands of dollars doesn’t sound like going from criminal to civil to me. She was pissing down my back and trying to tell me it was raining.
possession of a firearm by anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence is already prohibited by federal law. Why are we re-inventing the wheel? What we need is to train local police and deputies on how to apply federal law to cases instead of just local and state law. The federal system is actually much easier if only they would take the time to learn it.
” . . . that those who chose to abuse there partners.”
Really? C’mon Fits.
Daily reminder that this statist idiot is a proponent of the following :
1) That women deserve more protections under the law than men (because they are weak?)
2) That your wife can revoke your rights to own firearms essentially at will with false DV accusations where the male is presumed guilty.
There is absolutely no upside to this legislation unless you are a member of one of the protected victim classes.
Thank You, Todd!!!! Glad to see there are still some out there who actually get it, still!
You don’t get it…Men are protected by the same law! Guess you can’t read! Doesn’t surprise me though – you are a woman basher. Are you Corbin’s Brother?
Shealy was put in office by Conservatives who cringed at Jakie’s crude (FITS-like) way w/ women.
The liberals are pushing Shealy with this gender-based, extra protections crap….because it plays well to the idiots of pop culture….
Just ENFORCE current law…and use your voice and office to tell females to take responsibility and refrain from laying w/ TRASH…and that makes society better for ALL…
It’s not the government’s fault we’ve so slimed culture that women have no moral rudder….it’s the liberals, and the liberal-tarians to blame…except they want US to bail women out when they made stupid choices…
I have to agree with you on this one, GT!
You must be Tom Corbin??? Now I know!! We will just start calling you Rib Man instead of Grand Tango
Can I call you Jakie? Because you sound about as F*#king Stupid as he is…