Background Checks and Violence Against Women

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

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Violence Against Women

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Violence Against Women