Reducing Domestic Homicide
While there has been considerable focus on the problems of illegal guns, most women killed with guns are killed with legally owned guns, particularly rifles and shotguns. On average, one in three women killed by their husbands are shot, and most (88%) of them with legally owned rifles and shotguns.
Family Violence in Rural Communities
A study done in the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island of family violence and firearms in rural communities found that 66% of the women who indicated there were firearms in their home said knowing about the firearms made them more fearful for their safety and well-being.