Call to Action: Tell Congress to Co-Sponsor the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act

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(Source: YWCA USA)

Since the successful passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in February 2013, the YWCA remains committed to addressing violence against women and girls through a renewed focus on domestic violence-related homicide reduction. 46 women are shot to death every month by a current or former partner in domestic violence related homicides. In fact, intimate partner homicides account for nearly half of all women killed each year in the U.S., and more than half of these deaths are attributed to firearm use.

We urgently need H.R. 3566, the Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act, which would encourage states to develop and adopt legislation and/or policies around firearms that are essentially similar to or stronger than current federal firearms laws. H.R. 3566 improves protections for domestic violence victims through strengthened laws around firearms enforcement, particularly as it pertains to domestic violence-related homicides and prevention. The time…

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