AND TELLS CONGRESS TO RESPECT WOMEN…
HE’S AN NRA MEMBER
AND BECAUSE HIS SISTER WAS LOST TO GUNS GONE WILD
HE’S NOW IN FAVOR OF STOPPING PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN’T BE ANYWHERE NEAR A GUN
THIS IS FUCKED UP PEOPLE!
AMERICAN APATHY IS RIDICULOUS IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY
WE JUST DON’T SEEM TO BE LEARNING VALUABLE LESSONS ANYMORE
AND WE HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE ON EARTH LET ALONE AMERICA
WASHINGTON — Elvin Daniel, 56, is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association, an avid hunter and a self-described “constitutional conservative” from a small town in Illinois. He became an unlikely witness for the Democrats on Wednesday at the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence against women.
Daniel choked back tears at the hearing as he recounted the story of his sister, Zina, who was shot and killed by her estranged ex-husband in 2012. After her ex slashed her tires and physically threatened her, Zina had obtained a restraining order against him, which should have prohibited him under federal law from buying a gun. But he was able to purchase a gun online, where private sellers are not required to conduct background checks.
“He posted an ad saying, ‘Serious buyer looking to buy a gun ASAP,'” Elvin said. “Within an hour, he found an unlicensed seller, and they met at a McDonald’s parking lot.”
with one of her kids
Elvin Daniel holding sister’s picture
Zina and her stupid ex husband who killed her.
THis is why I think mixing of the races does not work out. This man was a marine and crazy as hell. (see below)
Zina’s husband then murdered her and injured four other people before shooting himself.
“Now I’m helping to care for my two nieces who lost their mother and who will have to grow up without her,” Daniel told the committee. “I’m here today for Zina and for the stories like Zina’s that happen every day because of the serious gap in our gun laws that continue to put women’s lives in danger.”
American women account for 84 percent of all female gun victims in the developed world, and more than a quarter of female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by an intimate partner.
The two bills being considered in the Senate, introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would strengthen federal gun prohibitions for convicted domestic abusers and those deemed by a judge to be a physical threat to a woman. Klobuchar’s bill would include physically abusive dating partners and convicted stalkers in the category of persons who are prohibited from buying or possessing a gun. Blumenthal’s bill would ban guns for those who have been issued a temporary restraining order by a judge for domestic violence.
All the provisions being discussed are supported by a majority of Americans, according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll. But gun limits are difficult for Congress to pass, even when they are broadly supported by voters, due to the strong opposition of the well-funded and well-organized gun rights lobby. A popular bill that would have closed gaping holes in the federal background checks system fell just short last year of the 60 votes it needed to overcome a Republican filibuster.
The NRA is already fighting Klobuchar’s bill, claiming that it “manipulates emotionally compelling issues such as ‘domestic violence’ and ‘stalking’ simply to cast as wide a net as possible for federal firearm prohibitions.”
The witness for the Republicans, George Mason University law professor Joyce Malcolm, said Democrats are taking the wrong approach to protecting women. She said it would be a better idea to immediately arm women who have filed restraining orders instead of trying keep guns away from the abuser.
“I’ll tell you a reality — the police cannot be everywhere at all times,” she said.
Gun violence prevention groups have calculated that domestic violence is one area in which American voters across the political spectrum — particularly women — can agree on gun limits. Americans for Responsible Solutions, started by former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), and Everytown for Gun Safety, funded by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, are working to convince a few Senators who were on the fence about background checks to swing over and support gun prohibitions for domestic abusers.
But Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, quickly dismissed the idea of Republicans working with Democrats on the issue, saying the hearing is a political stunt. He said Klobuchar introduced her bill a year ago, but the Democrats waited until just before August recess — and only a few months before November elections — to schedule the hearing.
“Had the majority been serious about reducing domestic violence, we had the time to come together on a bipartisan solution,” Grassley said. “There was a real opportunity for a bipartisan effort, but that opportunity, I believe, has been squandered.”
Klobuchar shook her head and appeared visibly frustrated as Grassley spoke. The reason the committee waited so long to hold the hearing, she fired back, is that she has been trying and failing to get a Republican co-sponsor on her bill.
“I’ve been very close several times,” she said. “I know I’m going to get [one]. But that’s the reason we’ve been waiting.”
Daniel told The Huffington Post that he hoped his testimony would break through the partisan politics and garner support for legislation that prevents dangerous people from being able to have guns.
“If we can save just one life, that would be worth everything we’re going through,” he said. “And I know we can save more than one life.”
THIS NRA POS should rot in hell. It’s okay when other people suffer but ZINA gets knocked off and his whole world stops. He should be shot. No pun intended.
this is the incident of her death – she owned a spa salon and her ex showed up one day and bam!
Wisconsin Spa Shooting: Radcliffe Haughton’s Estranged Wife Told the Court She Feared Her Husband
The woman allegedly killed by her estranged husband in a Wisconsin spa told a court three days before the shooting that he threatened her for years and she feared he would eventually kill her if they didn’t separate.
Zina Haughton, 42, detailed the breakdown of her marriage to Radcliffe Haughton in her testimony at a Milwaukee County Courthouse Thursday during a restraining order hearing.
Haughton allegedly opened fire at the Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield, Wis., Sunday, shooting seven women and killing three.
“Things have gotten so bad, Rad[cliffe]. I just — we need to separate. We need a course before you hurt me. Even if it’s an accident…I don’t want to die. I just don’t want to die,” Zina Haughton said in courtroom audio obtained by ABC News affiliate WISN.
Radcliffe Haughton blamed his wife for the marital problems, accusing her of infidelity.
“For 20 years, we’ve fought. He’s hit me. He thinks I cheated on him, just the threats have gotten so bad, and like I said, I don’t want to die,” Zina Haughton said.
“The scariest night of my life — he ran in the basement, and he came upstairs, and he pulled a gun from behind his pants, and it accidentally went off in between me and my daughter’s head, about two inches from both of our heads,” Haughton testified.
Police were called to the spa several weeks before the shooting because Haughton allegedly slashed the tires of his wife’s car. He was arrested and charged for the incident, and later ordered to turn over all guns in his possession to the sheriff’s department.
A judge granted Zina Haughton’s request and issued a four-year restraining order following the hearing.
Two days later, Radcliffe Haughton reportedly purchased a new gun and then stormed into his wife’s salon Sunday and allegedly opened fire killing his wife and two other women before turning the gun on himself.
Betty Brunner was about to have her hair done by Zina Haughton when her husband barged into the spa. Haughton pleaded with her husband to spare others, according to Brunner.
“She was trying to calm him down. She was de-escalating him. I think she felt responsible for the whole salon,” Brunner said. “I think she wanted to protect all of us.”
Radcliffe Haughton, a former Marine, wasn’t swayed and that’s when gunfire erupted shortly after 11 a.m. local time.
“It was riveting. It was just pop, pop, pop. It just never stopped,” Brunner said.
About 17 minutes later, the SWAT team surrounded the spa with their guns draw, preparing for a battle. Customers — some still in robes, others barefoot — ran out of the spa in a panic, and that’s when the SWAT team rescued Brunner.
“I believe there’s a reason why I’m here. One of the reasons is to let the world know how brave Zina was. She’s responsible for saving a lot of lives. Zina, if you can hear me, thank you, thank you,” Brunner said.
After a tense six-hour manhunt, authorities found Haughton’s body in a locked section of the spa, where he had apparently shot himself, Brookfield Police Chief Daniel Tushaus said.
Aside from Zina Haughton, the deceased victims were identified Monday as Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine; and Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc.
Four injured women, ranging in age from 22 to 40, were taken to Froedert Hospital. One victim was released from the hospital Monday, while the other three women remained in satisfactory condition, according to Kathy Sieja, hospital spokeswoman.