This paper explores the research on statutory interventions regarding the intersection of domestic violence and firearms. When a violent intimate partner has access to a firearm, a dangerous situation becomes potentially fatal. 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. There is ample evidence that firearms are used in nonfatal domestic violence, as well. This evidence comes from surveys of samples of intimate partner violence survivors and perpetrators, as well as the general population of the United States.

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    April M. Zeoli is an Associate Professor and coordinator of undergraduate studies in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Dr. Zeoli conducts interdisciplinary research, with a goal of bringing together the fields of public health and criminology and criminal justice.

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