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Note to Trump: Like gun violence, misogyny is deadly

Gun violence has become an issue so important to women that they will remember where candidates stand on gun safety when they go to the polls in November. That’s because American women are 16 times more likely to be killed with guns than women in other high-income countries. On average, 51 American women are shot to death by a current or former intimate partner every month. And the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. - 57 percent - involve domestic violence, according to Everytown for Gun Safety.

Why we need to talk about Trump's latest comments & violence against women

It’s an odd thing to feel lucky after experiencing years of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. But I survived. Every month, 51 American women are shot and killed by current or former spouses or intimate partners, according to Everytown for Gun Safety research. The gun lobby likes to claim that protecting ourselves from gun violence is about keeping us safe from strangers in a dark alley, but the facts don’t back that up. Women are twice as likely to be killed with a gun by a current or former male intimate partner than killed by a stranger using any method, combined.

The huge piece of the gun debate that no one is talking about

The 2017 federal budget, which is still under negotiation in advance of a December 9 deadline, will mark 20 years since Congress last approved federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct research into gun violence. And that's a big problem, advocates for gun control say. “When you don’t have good research and a shared set of facts, you will find it very hard to find consensus on how the world works, and how different, perhaps contradictory, sets of values should operate within it,” Ted Alcorn, the director of innovation at research and advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, said in an interview.

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