State Gun-Surrender Laws Linked to Lower Rates of Fatal Domestic Violence

Handguns and bullets on a table.

"Rates of intimate-partner homicide are lower in states that require people served with domestic-violence restraining orders to surrender their guns, a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes.

The study, from researchers at five different institutions, found that intimate-partner homicide rates are 9.7 percent lower on average in the 14 states with gun-surrender laws than in the other 36 states. Firearm-specific homicide rates are 14 percent lower in those states..."

Author: Daniel Nass.

Outlet: The Trace.

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