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  • GUN VIOLENCE
  • SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
  • STALKING
Winning Issue » STALKING


Lacking a precise definition, stalking is a complex crime that is often misunderstood and underreported. Stalking behavior is the unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual towards another person. It is often a combination of individual acts that by themselves may seem benign. All our states have laws against stalking but this crime is only reported to police about 4 of the 10 times it occurs. Rather, victims of stalkers often change their everyday activities, move in with family, and block or change their contact information. During 2012, more than 6 million American adults were stalked and 75% of these victims were female. Two-thirds of these female victims were stalked by an intimate partner, 13% by strangers. Stalker behaviors include harassment, intimidation and surveillance of the victim. Many of these victims are also attacked. Women who are victimized by an intimate partner are also much more likely to experience crimes such as physical violence and rape while being stalked. More than 90% of all female homicide victims are killed by someone they know and more than 75% of these women were stalked before being murdered. Guns are the most common weapon used in the deaths of these women.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.410 - Pause for Safety Act of 2015




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current stalking policy and wish to defeat H.R.410 - Pause for Safety Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support making grants to assist states in carrying out state legislation that: (1) authorizes family members or close associates of an individual to apply for, and state courts or magistrates to issue, gun violence prevention orders (prohibiting a named individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving firearms because such individual poses a significant threat of personal injury to the individual or others) and gun violence prevention warrants (directing a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize any firearm in the possession of such individual); and (2) requires each law enforcement agency of the state to comply with a procedure that requires a law enforcement officer, in conjunction with performing a wellness check (a visit to an individual's residence to assess whether the individual poses a danger to the individual or others due to a mental, behavioral, or physical condition), to check whether the individual is listed on any of the firearm and ammunition databases of the state or jurisdiction in which the individual resides, and wish to pass H.R.410 - Pause for Safety Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Lois Capps (CA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support making grants to assist states in carrying out state legislation that: (1) authorizes family members or close associates of an individual to apply for, and state courts or magistrates to issue, gun violence prevention orders (prohibiting a named individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving firearms because such individual poses a significant threat of personal injury to the individual or others) and gun violence prevention warrants (directing a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize any firearm in the possession of such individual); and (2) requires each law enforcement agency of the state to comply with a procedure that requires a law enforcement officer, in conjunction with performing a wellness check (a visit to an individual's residence to assess whether the individual poses a danger to the individual or others due to a mental, behavioral, or physical condition), to check whether the individual is listed on any of the firearm and ammunition databases of the state or jurisdiction in which the individual resides, and wish to pass H.R.410 - Pause for Safety Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Lois Capps (CA), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
February 13, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
February 26, 2020
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February 20, 2020


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