Fasano, Kissel Statement on Hallmark Enfield Closure Connecticut Loses 570 Jobs [Danbury News-Times]

July 7, 2015

Article as it appeared in the Danbury News-Times

On behalf of the thousands of domestic violence victims the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury serves annually, I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, for her support of the recent legislation which proposed removing firearms from individuals subject to a temporary restraining order for the two weeks that such an order is in effect.

This bill would have helped to keep victims safer during a most vulnerable time as requesting a temporary restraining order is often the first step taken when victims are attempting to end an abusive relationship. It is also during this time that the danger level far too often escalates to a point of significant injury or death.

Senator Boucher demonstrated her recognition of the true danger faced by these victims during this critical period as well as her understanding of why the civil restraining order provides the safest, quickest method of protection for them.

While the bill did not ultimately pass, we are grateful for her knowledge, understanding and support of domestic violence victims and thank her for her support of this common-sense safety measure for victims.