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State IPV-Related Firearm Laws, IPH Rates in the United States


Background: Every year >1800 annual intimate partner homicides (IPH) occur in the United States, and approximately 50% of these are caused by firearms. While there are federal laws that make possession of firearms illegal for someone convicted of an intimate partner violence (IPV) felony, misdemeanor, or related restraining order, they are poorly enforced. Current federal laws do not allow states to confiscate weapons from offenders. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of state- more...
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