Preventing gender-based homicide won’t be possible without acknowledging and addressing the enormous role that firearms play in domestic violence. Research shows that firearms are involved in the majority of homicides committed by an intimate partner (Violence Policy Center, 2021). National, state, and tribal laws do restrict domestic violence offenders’ access to firearms, so it’s vital that these laws are upheld and enforced.
Most of these resources are provided by our National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships, which provides technical assistance and training on how to best implement and enforce firearms prohibitions at every level. You can contact or learn more about the National Center here.
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Analysis of the Strength of Legal Firearms Restrictions for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence and Their Association With Intimate Partner Homicide
Published by: April Zeoli, PhD, MPH Dr. Zeoli will discuss the very important findings from her recently published research exploring…CLASS:
Creative Methods for Local Enforcement of Federal Firearms Restrictions
Published by: David Keck, JD Even if your state does not prohibit firearms possession by domestic violence offenders, your community…CLASS: #Promising Practices ,
Safer Families, Safer Communities
Published by: David Keck, JD Safer Families, Safer Communities, a project of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center,…CLASS: #Webinar ,
Implementing a Firearm Surrender Protocol
Published by: Jennifer Waindle and Jenni Stolarski Research and experience confirm that access to a firearm dramatically increases the risk…CLASS: #Webinar ,
How are DV Offenders Held Accountable in Knoxville and Knox County Justice System Interventions?
Published by: Rhonda Martinson Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee have a long and rich history of coordinating and organizing their…CLASS: #Community Safety Report , #Promising Practices ,
Enforcing Domestic Violence Firearm Prohibitions
This report provides an overview of firearm laws and information on model programs and promising practices as they relate to…CLASS: