A court order is a fine thing to get in the case of stalking or domestic abuse. What it doesn’t do is offer any real protection. Domestic violence restraining orders aren’t always able to protect victims | WPMT FOX43
The same people are surprised, and they offer the same advice: go hide at the YWCA. They don’t talk about what do you do when you have to go to work. (The woman in this story was killed at her place of business.) So should you quit your job? Abandon your business? For how long? What about taking your kids to school or daycare? What about going to religious services? You should abandon all of that and hide – it is what the “experts” say.
Of course they are in the victim-support industry, and so need a constant supply of victims.
It is also interesting to note that at exactly those times when a victim of domestic-violence could most benefit from armed self-defense, is EXACTLY when the Left feels they should be disarmed. At work. Picking up and dropping off kids at school or daycare. At church. When you are at a known location on a known schedule, someone who wishes to do you harm knows where and when to attack you.
If you need a court order against a violent stalker, then you also need a plan for your personal safety. I like the options that firearms provide, but they clearly are not for everyone. And there are no guarantees in this life save death and next winter’s snow. A plan for your safety will not guarantee your safety, but it is a better bet than relying on “the system.”
The man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Monday at her gift shop in Mount Gretna broke his restraining order against her. Police say [this miscreant] was ordered to stay away from [his victim] since December. He’s also scheduled to be in court Wednesday for previously harassing and assaulting her.