In the U.S., a woman is shot dead by an intimate partner every 14 hours. But if that's not concerning enough to you, let us assure you that DV offenders are dangerous to everyone, not just their partners. Research has found that a felony domestic violence conviction is the single greatest predictor of future violent crime among men. According to a Bloomberg analysis, "Between 2014 and 2019, almost 60% of shooting incidents with four or more casualties involved an aggressor with a history of—or in the act of—domestic violence."
So it's not enough to just talk about guns. Whether you realize it or not, DV is happening all around you. Yet it's a problem that so few people talk about because of the shame that often surrounds it. It's a hard crime for the victims to report, it's difficult for law enforcement to intervene effectively, and it can be all but impossible to leave an abusive relationship.