San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office

Assemblymember Eggman Announces Legislation to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Gun Violence

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D – Stockton) announced legislation today to ensure the relinquishment of weapons by individuals currently prohibited from possessing firearms. Assembly Bill 465 would strengthen and clarify the court process for firearm relinquishment for those who, under current law, should not have guns because they have a domestic violence restraining order against them.

The presence of a firearm in the home during an incident of domestic violence increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%. In fact, over half of female victims of domestic violence homicide in the United States are killed with a firearm. Additionally, every month an average of 52 women are shot and killed in the United States by an intimate partner.

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