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Batterers Use of Guns to Threaten Intimate Partners (Emily Rothman et al, JAWMA)
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Researchers found that among batterers, owning a gun is highly correlated with using a gun to threaten an intimate partner. Legal restrictions that prohibit batterers from owning and possessing firearms should be enforced consistently. Detailed contextual information about the circumstances in which batterers use guns to threaten intimate partners and potential protective and protective and risk factors relevant to firearm use by batterers should be explored.
This article appears courtesy of lead author Emily F. Rothman, ScD, and the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 2005;60:62-68.