Closing loopholes to prevent domestic abusers from accessing firearms
Giffords worked in partnership with domestic violence survivors, advocates and public safety officials in Hawaii to support bipartisan domestic violence legislation signed into law in 2016 by Governor Ige. This important bill expands individuals prohibited from purchasing firearms to include those convicted of misdemeanor stalking and sexual assault. According to a 2014 study, 41.8 percent of women murdered in Hawaii are killed by an intimate partner in a domestic violence incident. Of those murders, more than 30 percent were committed with a gun.
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