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GFWC Attends A Nation United For A Safer Future 2017 Gun Violence and Prevention Summit

May 8, 2017

This week, GFWC Legislation/Public Policy Chairman Becky Weber and GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Chairman Cynthia Geis are in Washington, D.C. to participate in A Nation United For A Safer Future 2017 Gun Violence and Prevention Summit. As stated in the GFWC Club Manual, 19% of domestic violence situations involve a weapon and the presence of a gun increases the risk of a homicide occurring by 500%. GFWC is committed to ending domestic violence and supports legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of those convicted of misdemeanor stalking. GFWC also supports prohibiting abusive dating partners from owning firearms. The summit was hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions and the Brady Campaign, and aims to build a safer future for all Americans. At the summit, Becky and Cynthia learned more about advocating for laws that will protect victims of domestic violence. “The summit focused on gun safety and action to end senseless gun violence, while protecting everyone’s second amendment rights,” Becky said.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence provides information about the connection between firearms and domestic violence—click here to learn more. To read GFWC’s resolutions pertaining to guns and domestic violence, please refer to the Resolutions on GFWC.org, which can be found here.

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