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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence assaults involving a gun are 12 times more likely to end in death than assaults with other weapons11. Illinois has a strong law to deter domestic violence, but there is no strong federal law.

Contact your U.S. representative and tell them to cosponsor the Protect Domestic Violence and Stalking Act of 2017 (S. 1539), which would expand protections for victims.

11Giffords: http://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/who-can-have-a-gun/domestic-violence-firearms/