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Response to jenw2 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. How?

 

A protective order is nothing more than a piece of paper, it won't protect you against someone who is determined to harm you.
I've seen first hand how well protective orders work, they don't. When I respond to a report of a DV incident, I tell the victim to obtain an order of protection while at the same time I tell the victim that it won't physically protect and that they may want to strongly consider obtaining a gun and a CC permit to at least have a fighting chance if the worse happens.

The one incident that still haunts me to this day is one where we were dispatched to a report of a man at the home of his estranged wife who had an order of protection against him, when we arrived, the wife and 5 yo daughter were stabbed to death and he had cut his own throat and was bleeding out. She didn't have any way to protect herself as she didn't have a gun.
With a gun, at least she and her daughter would have had a fighting chance.

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