[November 12, 2019] The following blog post is a response to the Everytown Domestic Violence and Firearm Surrender Report released last week.
As a survivor of domestic violence, the results of this research are terrifying. When I began my attempts to leave my abuser, he made detailed threats about murdering me and murdering others with his gun. He expressed confidence in knowing how to get away with murder even if I got a restraining order against him. He told me I couldn’t trust the courts to protect me. At the time I thought it was another one of his manipulations. After reading this article, I’m thinking he was right.