An abuser’s best weapon: The murder that wiped out a Pa. family is a reminder that guns are too easy to get

“’When we say that a gun present in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that the woman will be murdered, that includes instances where the gun was purchased by the murderer, but also cases where the gun was purchased by the woman,”’he added.

"'Over the past 25 years, more intimate partner homicides in the U.S. have been committed with guns than with all other weapons combined,’ explains a report from Everytown For Gun Safety. ‘Women in the United States are eleven times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries.’ As Rosen noted, the presence of a gun quintuples the likelihood of a domestic violence victim being murdered."

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