Domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, is a public health crisis in the U.S. Nearly one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence at the hands of their intimate partner in their lifetime.
Guns are the No. 1 weapon in domestic violence killings in the U.S. – just owning a firearm makes an abuser five times more likely to take a partner’s life.
This information is from a study by Injury Epidemiology called "The Role of Domestic Violence in Fatal Mass Shootings in the United States, 2015-2019."
And an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting documents that domestic violence gun homicides increased 58 percent over the last decade. That story is called "When Abusers Keep Their Guns."
Despite the studies and information, the newly passed S.3623 - Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, 2022 did NOT include the Gun Control provision to protect domestic partners from gun violence. The "Boyfriend Loophole" was removed from the legislation after pressure from the National Rifle Association.