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This special collection brings together evidence and insights from nonprofits, foundations, and research organizations working to understand the full impact of firearm use and gun violence in the US. By providing us with analyses of current state and federal laws as well as valuable data on suicides, homicides, accidents, and mass shootings, these organizations seek to inform sound public policy and to curb this ongoing public health epidemic.

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Domestic Violence and Guns: The Fact

December 1, 2017

The presence of a firearm in a home with domestic violence can transform abuse into homicide in a fraction of a second. Firearms and domestic violence are a lethal combination – injuring and killing women, children, and bystanders every day in the United States. Contrary to public perception, many women who are murdered are not killed by strangers, but by men they know.

The Facts on Women, Children, and Gun Violence

March 2, 2013

The presence of a firearm in a home with domestic violence can transform an argument into homicide in a fraction of a second. This factsheet includes information and statistics on women, children, and gun violence