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Issue Position: Strong Law Enforcement

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Protecting our families comes first. Senator Blount wrote the law to define the crime of home invasion and provide new tougher penalties. He also wrote "Miss Breland's Law," which strengthens penalties for identity theft resulting from violent crime and the "social host" law to hold adults responsible if they provide alcohol to chilren.

Senator Blount has written and helped pass laws to protect victims of domestic violence. The new laws prohibit insurance companies from using domestic violence as a pre-existing condition (as has happened in other states), add children to the state's domestic violence statute and impose tougher penalties, and completely re-write Mississippi's stalking laws.

"Senator David Blount has proven to be a strong voice against the epidemic of domestic violence in our communities. [We are] especially pleased to recognize Senator Blount as a champion for the citizens of our State who are impacted by domestic violence." -- Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence executive director Anna Walker Crump

David authored a key amendment to the state's strong new copper theft law. A Jackson Police Department Lieutenant said: "Copper theft in Jackson is now virtually nonexistent. The law took away the market. … It was the right legislation at the right time."

He served on the state task force studying DNA evidence and the state crime lab and authored Mississippi's new DNA law. David has been endorsed by the Mississippi Police Benevolent Association and has worked hard to support law enforcement officers, especially the Hinds County Sheriff's Office and the Jackson Police Department.


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