FAQ: Domestic Violence and Firearms

A multiracial group of women march against gender-based violence. Their raised hands are painted orange. Their shirts are various shades of orange, as is the background. Illustration by Valentina Talijan

This fact sheet prepared by the Center for American Progress clearly outlines the devastating impacts of guns in domestic abuse and highlights legal gaps that allow perpetrators continued access to guns.

“Serious gaps in federal law allow loopholes for some domestic violence abusers to access firearms, intensifying harm in moments that are already dangerous for survivors.”