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.

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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.
Reports Domestic Violence March 3, 2015

When Domestic Abuse Becomes Murder

American women are 11 times more likely to be shot to death than women in other developed countries. But there are five critical steps that the Administration can take to address the lethal intersection of guns and domestic violence, keep guns out of dangerous hands, and make American women safer.
Videos Domestic Violence July 28, 2014

Scenes from Everytown: Domestic Violence PSA

In July 2014, Everytown for Gun Safety released a PSA urging viewers to take action to prevent domestic violence gun deaths.

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.