Gov. Haley signs bill with stiffer domestic violence penalties

Gov. Haley signs bill with stiffer domestic violence penalties (Image 1)

On Thursday, June 4th, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill that increases penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders in South Carolina and bans batterers from having guns.

The Governor of South Carolina was surrounded by lawmakers and people fighting domestic violence.

The bill changes the current system where punishment for domestic violence is based on the number of offenses. The bill punishes abusers based on the severity of the attack, the number of prior offenses and other factors, like whether the victim was strangled, is pregnant or children saw the abuse.

The proposal also provides a lifetime gun ban for the worst abusers and has an automatic three- or 10-year ban in other cases.

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