Domestic Violence and Firearms: Research on Statutory Interventions

April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH | BWJP |

The crimes of domestic and dating violence and stalking are pervasive in our society. When a violent intimate partner has access to a firearm, a dangerous situation becomes a potentially fatal situation. More women are killed by their intimate partners than by any other offender group, and firearms are the weapon most often used in intimate partner homicide.

Judge-Run Program Addresses Disarming Domestic Violence Offenders

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Dallas County, Texas, is known for being one of the most populated counties in Texas and a statewide leader on combating domestic violence.

Community Spotlight: King County, WA

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King County, Washington is home to the city of Seattle and roughly 2.1 million people.

Leaders Take Action to Curb Gun Violence

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King County, Washington is home to the city of Seattle and roughly 2.1 million people. It is known for its great coffee, the Space needle and unfortunately, a significant amount of gun violence.

Limitations of Federal, State, and Tribal Law

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Current law undoubtedly protects victims of domestic violence and prevents their offenders from possessing firearms in many cases, however, there are limitations to the federal, state, and tribal prohibitions in place that affect their ability to faultlessly prevent offenders from purchasing and possessing firearms.