Lorena Bobbitt, now Lorena Gallo, is part of the #MeToo movement. As a victim of domestic violence and her response to it, she states we still need to empower the victims. Tightening the laws to protect women is one important step. Ms.Gallo also favors moving select domestic violence cases from family court to criminal courts.
Although Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law in 1994, it was reauthorized in 2000, 2005 and 2013 but the legislation expired in 2018.
A new bill, H.R. 1585 - Violence Against Women Re-authorization Act of 2019 is being debated in Congress and new provisions were added which protects women against gun violence. The new law would prevent gun ownership of convicted domestic abusers.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) defends the rights of gun owners and fights the bill. NRA lobbyists in Washington are pressuring Republican members to vote against the bill's passage.
The conversations about domestic violence and gun ownership continue and the movie, “Lorena” is an important part it.
View the revised bill here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1585/text