Estes’s mind started racing — her sons were asleep at her home, and she had just seen Shayley, her 22-year-old daughter, the day before at the air-conditioning company where Shayley worked as a manager.The third message was from a woman who said, "I’m very sorry for your loss.More than 8,700 women were shot to death by their partners between 20.
"The data tells us that guns take domestic violence from a black eye to a body bag."Igor Zubko bought the gun he used to kill Shayley through Backpage.com, a website similar to Craigslist. But Shayley is dead, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Zubko, who has indicated a desire to plead guilty and is awaiting trial.Online sites have become the easiest way for criminals to evade the background check required at all federally licensed gun shops.And even when they are prohibited from possessing guns, abusers and stalkers can evade the law by purchasing guns from unlicensed private sellers without undergoing a background check."Gun violence is a women’s issue," says Kiersten Stewart, the Washington-based policy director of the organization Futures Without Violence.Hudson, a 21-year-old student from Orono, Minnesota, agrees.
"I’d be alarmed if he did not feel comfortable talking about it," she says. While no one wants to imagine her partner would hurt her, the stats tell another truth: 1 in 3 women will experience abuse in her lifetime, according to the CDC. And when a gun is present in a domestic-violence situation, a study in the found, it raises a woman’s risk for being killed by 500 percent.
Meanwhile, Frattaroli says, our poorly written laws make women — particularly single women — more vulnerable to gun violence than they need to be.
Federal law does nothing to keep guns out of the hands of a large category of abusive dating partners and convicted stalkers.
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"You’ve watched pundits and politicos debate the issue. For Jessica, a 26-year-old in Sheridan, Illinois, shooting is a shared interest with her fiancé. "I know that he’s responsible." But some women don’t even know where to start the conversation.
The suspect is in custody."Shannon started screaming.