But research shows that common-sense gun laws have a marked effect on improving women’s safety from gun violence. In states that require background checks for all handgun sales, 47 percent fewer women are killed with a gun by intimate partners. And state laws ensuring that convicted abusers or those subject to domestic violence restraining orders are separated from their firearms are also associated with reductions in gun violence against women.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence
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Infographics Domestic Violence January 13, 2017

Background Checks and Violence Against Women

Women in the United States are far more likely to be murdered with guns than they are in any other developed nation. This violence is directly related to our weak and requiring a background check for every gun sale will reduce violence against women and save lives.

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Fact Sheets Domestic Violence January 1, 2017

Guns and Domestic Violence

When it comes to gun violence against women, the United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world. Domestic violence affects millions of women across the country, and guns in the hands of domestic abusers can turn abuse into murder.
Fact Sheets Domestic Violence September 29, 2016

Domestic Violence and Guns in Maine

Domestic abuse impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, and guns in the hands of domestic abusers can turn abuse into murder.
Reports Domestic Violence March 31, 2016

A Census of Intimate Partner Gun Homicides in Nevada

Everytown for Gun Safety and the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence

In many states, gaps in the law and failures of enforcement give domestic abusers easy access to guns. Nevada’s laws contain such loopholes, and they represent a lethal threat to victims of domestic and family violence in the state.
Legal Documents Domestic Violence January 26, 2016

Amicus Brief: Voisine v. United States

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that seeks to undermine application of the federal law that prohibits people convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing guns. Everytown’s brief demonstrated that the case had the potential to allow convicted abusers to legally possess guns in more than two-thirds of the states. The brief urged the Court to ensure that the domestic violence misdemeanor prohibition applied equally in all 50 states, as Congress intended.