"Some couples fight and push or hit each other, but we need to differentiate between those situations and chronic, controlling violence."
Nearly Half of Americans Are Now Covered By Universal Gun Background Checks, But Giant Loopholes Remain
Private transactions, exceedingly slow reviews, and laws that don’t recognize the threat from abusers all pose steep challenges to keeping firearms away from people who can’t legally possess them.
Some Lawmakers Think Abuse Victims Need Easier Access to Guns. This Survivor Believes They’re Dead Wrong.
Lawmakers and gun-rights advocates have called for arming abuse victims, but few battered women are mentally and emotionally prepared to pull the trigger.
Armed Abusers, Unchecked Felons, and Negligent Owners: Why Presidential Action Alone Can’t Solve Some Big Gun Violence Problems
The state and local level is often where the rubber meets the road when it comes to firearm policy.
Federal law bars convicted batterers from buying firearms, but often little is done to separate them from any weapons they already own.