Firearms and domestic violence are a deadly combination. GOFRO supports policies to keep guns away from domestic abusers and other dangerous individuals.
Giffords: Firearms & Domestic Violence
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if their abuser owns a firearm, and domestic violence assaults involving a gun are 12 times more likely to end in death than assaults with other weapons or physical harm. The numbers speak for themselves—to save lives, it is essential that federal and state gun laws keep deadly weapons out of domestic abusers’ hands.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV): Effects of domestic violence policies, alcohol taxes and police staffing levels on intimate partner homicide in large US cities
This study concludes that state statutes restricting those under Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) from accessing firearms, and laws allowing the warrantless arrest of DVRO violators, are associated with reductions in total and firearm Intimate Partner Homicides.