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HuffPost: Congress Urged To Protect Domestic Violence Victims In Next COVID-19 Bill

“Right now, we’re seeing two frightening trends that ― when combined ― create a recipe for disaster for domestic violence victims,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “The surge of gun sales nationwide could mean more convicted domestic abusers have easy access to guns. Sadly, the Senate and too many state legislatures have failed to pass legislation that disarms stalkers and dating partners. At the same time, shelter-in-place orders are keeping victims quarantined with few places to go for help.”

The Guardian: Surge in US gun sales and online searches raises fears of rise in suicides

“This unprecedented spike in new guns in people’s homes and this Googling about taking people’s guns out of storage, combined with this drastic increase in unemployment, presents a huge risk for a collateral public health crisis, which is firearm suicide,” said Sarah Burd-Sharps, director of research at Everytown.

Washington Post: Supreme Court dismisses anticipated New York gun rights case because the law in question has been rescinded

“This ruling should come as a relief to every American worried about keeping their family safe from gun violence,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, said in a statement. “The NRA and its allies are losing everywhere from state legislatures to boardrooms, which means the courts are their last hope. But they’ll keep losing there too, because the courts have ruled time and again that common-sense gun laws are constitutional.”

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