Chippewa Sheriff Travis Hakes was recently in the capitol working with Senator Jesse James. Below is information from the Sheriff about that trip and his motivation for testifying.
In 2011, a domestic abuse victim in Massachusetts was fearful of her ex-boyfriend. She did not feel comfortable carrying a firearm for self defense, so she bought an Electronic Control Device (ECD = taser/stun gun/etc.) The victim was later arrested and charged with a felony for possession of the ECD without a permit. She appealed, and the United States Supreme Court deemed such infringements as unconstitutional.
Since then I have been advocating for victims who seek less-than-lethal means to defend themselves.
On January 11th, I went to the Capitol to testify in front of the State Senate regarding a bill I worked with Senator Jesse James on to allow citizens to carry an ECD without a permit. It was my honor to be an advocate for victims and to defend our constitutional rights in front of the State Senate.
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