The “Boyfriend Loophole” in U.S. Gun Laws is Costing Women’s Lives

An interesting article from The New York Times. This article tells of the problems associated with current gun laws and how data shows that more than 1,600 American women were murdered by men in 2013, with the majority being intimate partners killed by guns.

"An American woman’s chances of experiencing physical violence of some form at the hands of her male partner are more than one in three, and when a gun is present in a domestic violence situation, the risk of homicide increases by 500 percent. More than all other weapons combined, guns have been the tool of choice for the majority of the nation’s intimate partner homicides in the past 25 years. In the United States, women are 11 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than women in other high income countries."