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56: Domestic Violence, Guns, and COVID-19

COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of millions of people in America. Among those are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, who are especially vulnerable because of isolation and confinement at home. Add in the rise of gun sales, and there is a dangerous storm brewing. Already, more than half of all women murdered in the United States are killed by an intimate partner with a gun, and the chance of being murdered by an abusive partner increases by 500% when there is a gun in the home.

For this episode, host JJ is joined by Ruth Glenn and Rachel Graber of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) to talk about the intersections, and risks, of domestic violence, firearms, and COVID-19 — including what our listeners can do.

Mentioned in this podcast:

  • Call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by Video Phone at 1-855-812-1001, or chat online here. Text the Domestic Violence Hotline by sending "LOVEIS" to 22522.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
  • Staying Safe in COVID-19 (NCADV)
  • Beyond Bullet Wounds (Brady)


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