Showing more concern for the NRA than for women, Roy was the only member of San Antonio’s Congressional delegation to vote against re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Roy claimed that parts of the bill that would prevent convicted domestic abusers from possessing guns would “attack our god-given rights.” Roy was subsequently asked directly by constituents to produce Biblical texts showing that God intended convicted domestic abusers to own firearms. He declined to answer.
Nearly half of all women murdered in the U.S. are killed by a boyfriend or partner. Roy was also asked by constituents if he felt these deaths were God’s will. He again declined to answer.