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
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Fact Sheets Domestic Violence October 12, 2016

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.
Infographics Domestic Violence October 7, 2016

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 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.
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.