U-M Led Federal Firearm Policy Review Indicates Laws Are Effective At Reducing Intimate Partner Homicide

November 13, 2023


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Firearm-involved domestic violence is more prevalent than ever in our society, so much so it’s been classified as an ‘unprecedented societal concern.’ A new policy review co-led by researchers at U-M reports that domestic violence protective orders and similar civil protections have proven to reduce intimate partner homicide by limiting the purchase and possession of firearms.

This review comes before the Supreme Court makes its decision in the pending case United States v. Rahimi, which relates to the Second Amendment and firearm possession by those with restraining orders related to domestic abuse. Read the researcher’s statements in this article from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.

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