GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The kidnapping of Lisa Melville for the second time in one week by an ex-boyfriend has forced law enforcement officials to address the effectiveness of restraining orders under the growing pressure of shrinking budgets and staffing levels.Out of jail in less than a week despite kidnapping and violation of a restraining order. And this wasn't the first time that the court order was violated. Yeah, that is the system I would bet my safety on.
The "system?" Well, it says it only needs more tax money. (Given that no matter how much tax money you give them, they have no duty to protect you, I can't see how that is going to be money well spent.)
The people who obtain restraining orders need to take other actions to protect themselves. I believe firearms can provide that protection, provided you are willing to use it. But whatever your feelings about firearms, no one should assume that the police will handle it. Not even if you give them more tax dollars.
The police cannot protect you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They can respond to a call, but they are likely many minutes away. Take some action for your own defense.