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VPC Statement on Signing of New Domestic Violence Law in South Carolina


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VPC Statement on Signing of New Domestic Violence Law in South Carolina

WASHINGTON - Today, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law that strengthens penalties for domestic abusers and sets new restrictions on gun possession for domestic violence offenders, including a lifetime gun ban for the most severe crimes. A major impetus for the legislation was the annual study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC), which has consistently ranked South Carolina in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men.

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