Single women are especially vulnerable, because laws give them less protection than married women, argues Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of the gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety. Bringing up guns can be awkward, but as with abortion and STIs, you should know where your partner stands.That’s why and Everytown are partnering for a campaign called Singled Out, to raise awareness among unmarried women of the risk for gun violence and the gaps in the law. "It’s crucial that single women understand the risk factors and tackle talking directly about the role guns may play in their daily lives," says Watts.Neverthe less, Zubko had shot Shayley with a Sig Sauer handgun.In her deep grief, Estes’s first thought was, This is a question we should all be asking every time a woman is killed by her intimate partner.She got up and made coffee before listening to the messages.
A stream of frightening text messages had begun the night Shayley had filed the protective order.
Under the 1994 Brady Bill, anyone who wants to buy a gun at a retail store has to fill out a form, which is run through an FBI database.
If the buyer has a clean record, he or she can proceed with the purchase. The database will also flag anyone convicted of a domestic-violence misdemeanor crime (such as assault) or who has an active protective order against them.
Maybe you’ve joined in the hashtag chorus, whether #Not One More or #Pro Gun. And those weapons are three times as likely to be owned by a man than a woman, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center report. Emily, a 21-year-old college student in Baltimore, says that "most younger people have similar views on issues like sex and birth control so those are generally less controversial topics.
But in order to truly save lives, the conversation has to get intimate. But a lot of people my age have different views on guns, so it’s something that I’d be less likely to talk about openly."talked to some women who love guns, some who loathe them, and a lot in between.