Divorce happens for a number of reasons. Some couples choose to split because they no longer love one another, others dissolve the marriage because of adultery. While there are plenty of other reasons that a divorce may happen, there is the possibility of abuse. This may be the most tragic reason for a couple to get a divorce because it often means that the victim has been dealing with the abuse--be it physical or emotional--for a considerable amount of time.
Families in Vancouver, Washington, may be more affected by the sequestration cuts than they like to think, particularly when it comes to domestic violence. Domestic abuse affects a number of people in Washington and the U.S. every day and some are arguing that this does not matter to the federal government as many advocacy programs are losing funding.
Federal law mandates that any person of an order of protection surrender any firearms, even if they are legally held. Even though this law exists, it is rarely applied in any state, even Washington, leaving victims of domestic violence at risk for physical injury or death.