Disarming Domestic Abusers
Ending America’s Uniquely Lethal Domestic Abuse Problem
When it comes to gun violence against women, the United States is the most dangerous country in the developed world. More than half of women murdered with guns in the US are killed by an intimate partner or family member. Lawmakers should protect all survivors of domestic violence, including non-married partners, by preventing abusers from possessing firearms after a criminal conviction or while under a restraining order. And the law must ensure that abusers actually turn in their guns after becoming prohibited from possessing guns in a court of law.