Top Pro & Con Arguments


More gun control laws are needed to protect women from domestic abusers and stalkers.

Five women are murdered with guns every day in the United States. [10] A woman’s risk of being murdered increases 500% if a gun is present during a domestic dispute. [11] During the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, 5,364 US soldiers were killed in action between Oct. 7, 2001 and Jan. 28, 2015; between 2001 and 2012 6,410 women were killed with a gun by an intimate partner in the United States. [10][12] A 2003 study of 23 populous high-income countries found that 86% of women killed by firearms were in the United States and American women are 11.4 times more likely to be the victims of gun homicides [13] 57% of mass shootings involved domestic violence. [11][14] For example, the 2011 mass shooting at a Seal Beach, CA hair salon reportedly began because of the shooter’s custody battle with his ex-wife who was a hair stylist at the salon. [11][8] 31 states do not ban convicted misdemeanor stalkers from owning guns and 41 states do not force convicted domestic abusers from relinquishing guns they already own. [10][14] 76% of women murdered and 85% of women who survived a murder attempt by an intimate partner were stalked in the year before the murder or murder attempt. [15]

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