Intimate Partner Violence and Guns

Of females killed with a firearm, almost two-thirds were killed by their intimate partners. The number of females shot and killed by their husband or intimate partner was more than three times higher than the total number murdered by male strangers using all weapons combined in single victim/single offender incidents in 2002.

The Violence Pol'y Ctr., When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2002 Homicide Data: Females Murdered by Males in Single Victim/Single Offender Incidents, at 7 (2004), available at

I suppose if and when police do a risk assessment upon a domestic violence call, they should check for guns...because the future appears to be grim.

Ladies be weary of who you're dating and what may be in their possession.