The Laura's House Legal Advocacy Department is providing education on the differences between Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Gun Violence Restraining Orders. Legal Advocates can provide an assessment and can safety plan with survivors when there are concerns of firearms in abusive situations. Legal Advocates can also provide education and can assist with filing Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, which include orders to relinquish firearms. For more information and resources on ending gun violence and domestic violence you can call our hotline at 1-866-498-1511 or visit endinggv.org
- In 2021, there were 82 people killed in domestic violence homicides that involved a firearm. 60 of those killings were female. (California Department of Justice)
- Nearly 1 million women in the U.S. have reported being shot or shot at by an intimate partner and 4.5 million women report that an intimate partner threatened them using a firearm. (Gifford Law Center).
- When laws are implemented that require abusers to turn in their firearms, there is a 16 percent reduction in domestic violence firearms.
For more information click on our Laura's House Gun Violence Flyer.