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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and the Everytown Survivor Network today released a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA that finds the overwhelming majority of Hoosiers — including three in four Indiana gun owners — support prohibiting domestic abusers subject to orders for protection from purchasing guns.
The poll results (available here) come as the Indiana General Assembly considers HB 1534, a bill that would prohibit gun possession by domestic abusers subject to orders for protection, and require that prohibited abusers turn in their guns upon becoming prohibited. More information about HB 1534 is available here.
The survey consisted of interviews of 1,150 Indiana adults. It found, among other results:
“As a survivor of domestic violence, I know firsthand what it’s like to live under constant fear that an abuser will come back with a gun.
“To really reduce gun violence, we have to make it harder for dangerous people to get their hands on guns, and it’s encouraging to see that so many people in our state recognize this. I hope our representatives will act quickly to pass HB 1534 and close the dangerous loophole that makes it easy for domestic abusers to access guns right here in Indiana.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs