Firearms are the most common weapons used in domestic violence homicides.
Washington, D.C., September 7, 2023 – Today, Michigan state lawmakers introduced a gun violence prevention bill that would prohibit people convicted of domestic violence offenses from owning or possessing firearms. Brady, the national gun violence prevention organization, released the following statement:
Kris Brown, president of Brady, said:
“Guns are the weapons of choice for domestic violence homicides in America, and female intimate partners are more likely to be murdered with a firearm than by all other means combined. Guns are not just lethal, they can be used to threaten, coerce, and psychologically terrorize victims.
"By prohibiting abusers from possessing firearms, Michigan is taking a crucial step toward protecting some of the state’s most vulnerable lives. Brady applauds Senator Chang and Representative O’Neal and all of the bill’s cosponsors and partners for taking a stand against domestic violence.”
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.