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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Anti-violence advocates are demanding
action from the 2014 Louisiana Legislature.
The Louisiana Coalition Against
Domestic Violence and the Foundation Against Sexual Assault are spending the
day at the Louisiana State Capitol in support of a group of bills designed to
slow down domestic violence.
Louisiana ranks No. 45 nationally in
domestic violence prevention. The five-bill package is making its way through
the process, which would put some teeth in existing laws.
"We haven't had strong enough laws
and so, that's one of the reasons we have this package of bills, so that we go
ahead and enhance those penalties for offenders and help protect victim's and
at the end of the day, prevent cases," said state Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans.
The bills are aimed to restrict
abusers access to firearms, among other protections for domestic violence and
sexual assault survivors.