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Women, Guns And Domestic Violence


When guns are involved in domestic violence, women die.

Statistics tell us that The presence of a gun makes it five times "more likely that domestic violence will turn into murder." 
While federal law prohibits a convicted domestic abuser or individual subject to a permanent restraining order from owning a gun - there are loop holes and ways to side step the law.
What can be done?
The Guest:
Lindsay Nichols is a staff attorney with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a San Francisco-based public interest law center dedicated to preventing gun violence.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi