Congress must end its complicity with the gun lobby | Senator Richard Blumenthal

Communities across the US want action to prevent yet more senseless deaths. The commonsense legislation I have proposed would do just that

The Sunday before last, a convicted domestic abuser used an illegally obtained AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to murder 25 parishioners worshipping at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

This tragedy drew national attention to the well-documented and deadly link between domestic violence and guns, but the Sutherland Springs shooter was far from the first killer to have a history of domestic violence. According to a July report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of female homicide victims are murdered by their intimate partners. Women are five times more likely to die as a result of domestic violence when there is a gun in the home.

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