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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Reports Gun Violence Trends April 11, 2017

Mass Shootings in the United States: 2009-2016

Using FBI data and media reports, Everytown for Gun Safety developed an analysis of mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and December 2016.
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.

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.