Story by: Keith Eldridge
Survivors of domestic violence say it’s critical to have firearms taken away from abusers right at the time police are first called. They said it is urgent state lawmakers pass a bill that would do just that.
“Domestic abusers should not have access to firearms, period,” said domestic abuse survivor Rebecca Houghton.
She told state senators Monday she wants to prevent tragedies such as the shooting death of Jennifer Morgan and her 13-week-old daughter Emma by her boyfriend Daniel Hicks in Seattle in 2011. And the 2015 domestic violence murder by Zachary Craven who shot and killed his grandmother, Angelika Hayden and his ex-girlfriend’s best friend, Meagan Smith.