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Swalwell Reintroduces No Guns for Abusers Act to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

by ECT

The bill would facilitate the relinquishment of any firearms in the possession of someone convicted of domestic abuse and is supported by Everytown for Gun Safety and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

WASHINGTON DC – Today, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) re-introduced the No Guns for Abusers Act to protect victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence remains a persistent threat to many Americans––particularly women––and firearm ownership can often escalate abuse and turn deadly. The risk of intimate partner homicide is five times greater if an abuser has access to a firearm.

“The pandemic has brought on stay-at-home orders nationwide, increasing the risk of intimate partner violence,” said Swalwell. “Never has it been more important to take action to prevent guns from remaining in the hands of domestic abusers. We have a clear opportunity to save lives with this legislation—it should not be a partisan issue.”

Federal law makes it illegal for convicted abusers or those subject to a protection order to purchase firearms. The No Guns for Abusers Act would provide an analysis of the complicated relinquishment issue and make recommendations for how states and localities can set up the best possible system to get guns out of the hands of dangerous abusers.

Under the bill’s direction, the federal government would help encourage states to establish relinquishment systems by providing grants to those that adopt them, and by leading the way through federal programming. The No Guns for Abusers Act would improve and expand the relinquishment of firearms by domestic abusers nationwide and save countless lives.

The bill is supported by Everytown for Gun Safety and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The full text of the bill can be found on Swalwell’s website.

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Jg Feb 26, 2021 - 9:43 am

This idiot continues to chip away at our rights by cloaking it with domestic violence. Longer harder sentences for illegal criminal gun owners and users in a crime. Maybe enforce the frigid death penalty and less bangers will shoot people. He will never get all the guns, only the legal responsible ones if the people buy into his BS. The dirtbags that abuse guns will be the only ones left. Those dirtbags will rape rob and pillage defenseless American citizens. Enforce existing laws, Use And respect the death penalty , and stop the communistic attitude Swalwell.

Stand up people !! Feb 26, 2021 - 11:23 am

The libtards just want to take our guns away from us. We have to stand up for our 2nd amendment people!! If we don’t stand up for our constitutional rights the libtards are going to take em away . The agenda is happening in Washington rite this moment with sleepy joe in office. Harris has already bragged about taking our guns away!!. The only way they are taking mine is prying it off my cold dead corps. We have to fight !!

SystemicLiberallies Feb 26, 2021 - 12:29 pm

Better Idea:

Eric Swallows-Well Feb 26, 2021 - 1:49 pm

Did China make him say that?

Dawn Mar 1, 2021 - 3:33 am

The ChinComs want Americans unarmed. Much easier to take over our country that way. By the way, 1500 Chinese troops are already in western Canada, close to the US border, going through a series of military exercise, according to one of my cousins who lives in North Vancouver, BC and happened to come upon the group while taking a shortcut to another city. Nothing has been in our news media about that. I wonder why?

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