Category: firearms

NCADV Applauds Senators Negotiating Gun Violence Prevention Framework for Including Firearm Access by Adjudicated Abusers

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the bipartisan group of Senators negotiating the gun violence prevention framework for including provisions relating to firearm access by adjudicated abusers. Most women murdered in the United States are killed by intimate partners and most women murdered by intimate partners are killed with firearms. Although most intimate partner homicides are committed by dating partners, federal laws restricting access to firearms by adjudi... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Monday, June 13, 2022

NCADV Congratulates Senators for Introducing VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) congratulates Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) on introducing the Senate’s Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 (highlights can be found here). This bill is a bipartisan consensus bill that reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with key enhancements to respond to the needs identified by victims, survivors and domestic violence programs. The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Wednesday, February 9, 2022

What Most People Missed When They Watched “Lorena”

I recently watched “Lorena,” the Amazon miniseries documenting the relationship of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. For those who don’t remember, the Bobbitts became tabloid fodder in 1993 when Lorena cut John’s penis off after enduring years of rape and physical abuse. I found myself thinking about what had changed—and what had not changed—since 1993, and then stopped short (spoiler alert). One of the final scenes shows Bobbitt shooting at tar... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Tuesday, February 26, 2019

NCADV Applauds Members of Congress for Introducing Bills to Close Loopholes

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for their leadership in introducing H.R. 569 and S.120, companion bills to close loopholes in federal law that allow dating abusers and stalkers to possess firearms. Current federal law prohibits some perpetrators who are subject to final domestic violence protective orders or convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor crime ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NCADV Announces 4th Quarter Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2018! October Webinar  The Intersection of Guns and Domestic Violence   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Moderator – Ruth Glenn, President & CEO (NCADV) Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter (HuffPost) Rob Valente, Public Policy (NCADV) Dave Thomas (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Susan Sorenson, PhD, Executive Director, (Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Parkland, Calls for Action

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) mourns the loss of the seventeen young people and staff shot to death this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We know all too well the pain families and communities feel in the aftermath of such tragedies, and we grieve with them. And again, in the aftermath of yet another horrific mass shooting, we face the complicity of legislators who refuse to support measures to keep firearms out of the hands of vio... Read More
at Friday, February 16, 2018

Tell Congress to Pass the Bipartisan Fix NICS Act

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW The mass shooting in Sutherland Springs was a preventable tragedy. The shooter was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm, but he still passed a background check due to poor record keeping!   After years of inaction, it’s time for Congress to pass meaningful legislation to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. The gun rights activists  have said time and time again that we need to fix the National Instant Criminal Back... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Friday, November 17, 2017

NCADV Applauds Introduction of Fix NICS Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence applauds the introduction of the Fix NICS Act, led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to fix the broken background check system. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have come together in a demonstration of good governance and solidarity. The gun violence prevention movement and the gun lobby agree on one thing: we need to improve the submission of records into the National Inst... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Thursday, November 16, 2017

NCADV Grieves with Sutherland Springs and Demands Action

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) grieves with the families in Sutherland Springs who lost loved ones to hateful violence and with a community that will spend years healing. We also extend our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for those wounded in the attack.   This morning,  NCADV Executive Director Ruth Glenn had this to say:     “Prohibiting all abusers, including dating abusers and stalkers, from possessing guns and requiring ba... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer at Monday, November 6, 2017

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