Disarming Domestic Abusers
Ending America’s Uniquely Lethal Domestic Abuse Problem
When it comes to gun violence against women, the United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world. More than half of women murdered with guns in the US are killed by an intimate partner or family member. Lawmakers should protect all survivors of domestic violence, including non-married partners, by preventing abusers from possessing firearms after a criminal conviction or while under a restraining order. And the law must ensure that abusers actually turn in their guns after becoming prohibited from possessing guns in a court of law.
“I would often be woken up in the middle of the night with the sound of “spin, click, spin, click” from a gun while it was pressed to the back of my neck.”
—Angela, gun violence prevention advocate and survivor of domestic abuse
In the United States, more than one in three women report experiencing abuse from a partner in their lifetime.1 The effects of this abuse are far-reaching, impacting not only individual victims, but also their families, their communities, and our economy. When domestic abusers have access to guns, the effects can be deadly. This nexus between guns and domestic violence makes the US the most dangerous country for women compared to other high-income countries.
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We believe: No one deserves to be abused be it emotionally, physically, or sexually. Our prime service is the safety and empowerment of all victims and their children.
We Will: Provide prevention, education, and information to communities, families, and schools.
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