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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Guns, Domestic Violence and Homicide

General Material
Published Date
January, 2013

Every day, victims are killed or severely injured due to the lethal combination of guns and domestic violence. A staggering number of women are killed at the hands of their abusers, and handguns are the most frequently used weapon in domestic violence homicides. When abusers have access to firearms, victims lives are put in grave danger. This fact sheet offers fully cited statistics on the connections between guns, domestic violence and homicide.