Firearms Violence

The NTF supports S. 1298, which addresses the intersection of stalking, dating violence, and firearms violence. Current federal firearms law protects only victims of domestic violence from firearms violence. Victims of the equally dangerous crimes of stalking and dating violence lack those same protections.


Firearms possession and lethality

Research shows that firearms possession by those who commit stalking and domestic and dating violence crimes is an indicator of lethality. Women in the U.S. are killed by intimate partners and stalkers at alarming rates, and firearms play a key role in turning domestic abuse into murder.