ENDING GUN VIOLENCE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Ending Gun Violence and Domestic Violence
A Safe Place in partnership with the CPEDV is campaigning to protect the community from gun violence. A key tool is GVROs, Gun Violence Restraining Orders prevent the purchase of having, owning or buying a gun. Learn more here.
The presence of firearms in dangerous or abusive situations, including domestic violence, harassment, workplace violence and risk of suicide. It can increase the likelihood of severe injury or fatality. Our communities – especially survivors of domestic violence – must be aware of the many options and resources available when seeking safety.
BY THE NUMBERS:
IN THE UNITED STATES FROM 2001-2012:
6,410 women were murdered by an intimate partner using a gun, that’s 600 women each year
IN CALIFORNIA ALONE FROM 2001-2012:
1,674 domestic violence fatalities, that’s 167 women each year
IN CALIFORNIA ALONE FROM JUST 2021:
82 domestic violence homicides
When firearms are present in a situation where domestic violence is being perpetrated, a survivor is more likely to experience more severe physical abuse, and more likely to end up killed than in situations where firearms are not present. When a woman is being abused by a male partner who has access to firearms, she is five times more likely to be killed by her abusive partner. In total, a firearm is used in over half of domestic violence homicides nationwide.
Thanks to the support and resources of: https://endinggv.org