Putting Domestic Abusers In Prison Could Be The Key To Decreasing Overall Gun Violence

Though abusers often violate protective orders that include firearms restrictions, researchers say issuing such restrictions reduces the chance of intimate partner homicide in certain cases.

By Hady MawajdehFebruary 19, 2020 10:00 am, , ,

From KERA: 

The U.S. Department of Justice has been in a years-long fight to decrease violent gun crimes. And now, it’s targeting domestic violence abusers.

Inside the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, in an office surrounded with wood paneling, sits the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. Her name is Erin Nealy Cox. And on a cold winter morning in November, just before Thanksgiving, she sat down to talk with Guns & America about an initiative informally dubbed “Abusers with Guns.

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A previous version of this story spelled the name of the Earle Cabell Federal Building incorrectly.