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Basic Facts About Gun Violence and Domestic Violence in Oregon

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

There are many reforms that states can enact to block domestic abusers from buying and possessing guns. These policies will prevent murders of women and save lives. Oregon has some laws restricting access to firearms by domestic abusers, but we need to do so much more.

This factsheet released by the Center for American Progress lays out the facts about gun violence and domestic violence in Oregon, and offers suggestions for improvement.