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, 46 percent fewer women are murdered with a gun by an intimate partner. 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

Guns and Violence Against Women

Domestic violence in America is to a significant degree a problem of gun violence. Over the past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined.

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Fact Sheets Domestic Violence May 11, 2016

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 1182: Legislation to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers

Dangerous gaps in Pennsylvania law make it too easy for domestic abusers to access guns, even though they are legally prohibited from having them.
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.
Fact Sheets Domestic Violence February 9, 2016

Virginia Senate Bill 49

New legislation in Virginia does not explicitly require domestic abusers to turn in any firearms possessed at the time a protective order is issued and does not lay out any process for surrender.
Fact Sheets Domestic Violence February 4, 2016

How McAuliffe's Gun Deal Would Undermine Public Safety in Virginia

VA Senate Bill 610 would lower Virginia public safety standards by allowing dangerous and untrained people to carry hidden loaded guns throughout the state — people who could not qualify for a carry permit under Virginia law.

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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.