Every day in the United States, five women are murdered with guns. Many of these fatal shootings occur in the context of a domestic or intimate partner relationship. However, women are not the only victims. Shooters have often made children, police officers, and their broader communities additional targets of what begins as an intimate partner shooting. In fact, one study found that more than half of the mass shootings in recent years have started with or involved the shooting of an intimate partner or a family member. Enacting a comprehensive set of laws and enforcement strategies to disarm domestic abusers and stalkers will reduce the number of women who are murdered by abusers with guns -- and it will make all Americans safer.
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Title: Women Under the Gun: How Gun Violence Affects Women and 4 Policy Solutions to Better Protect Them
Publication date 2014-06-17
Publication Year 2014
, Chelsea Parsons
Center for American Progress
North America / United States
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