domestic-gun-violence-croppedPROBLEM: Access to guns is a key factor in domestic violence homicides. From 2001 through 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in the United States by an intimate partner using a gun. The presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%.

While New York has restrictions on access to firearms by domestic abusers, two loopholes currently exist:

  • Law enforcement is not required to remove guns from a domestic violence situation.
  • Law enforcement is not required to seize firearms already in the possession of a person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Removing guns from domestic abuse situations would help reduce gun injuries and deaths.

SOLUTION: New York needs a law that would require the removal of firearms from domestic violence situations and from individuals convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.

NYAGV is advocating for the enactment of:

TAKE ACTION!  Contact your NYS Assembly representative and urge support for A.249 and A.5257.

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