Guns and Violence against Women

A young white woman stands before an outdoor sculpture of a handgun whose barrel is tied into a knot. It's on a stand at her shoulder level, and raises up above her head.

Guns and domestic violence are a lethal combination. In fact, women are five times more likely to be murdered by an abusive partner when the abuser has access to a gun. Learn the facts in this in-depth look at the issue, and see policy recommendations that you can advocate for. Note: although this resource refers primarily men and women, it acknowledges the high rates of domestic violence in the LGBTQIA+ community, and much of the information is relevant to people of all genders.