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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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.
Fact Sheets Gun Violence Trends January 14, 2016

Research on Gun Violence in Nevada

Everytown's independent research on gun violence in the state illuminates the gaps in the system that make it too easy for dangerous people to get guns, and highlights the solutions that will help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Reports Gun Violence Trends October 5, 2015

Beyond Gridlock

This report answers President Obama’s call to action in the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and offers five life-saving measures that the Administration could advance to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.