Batterers' use of guns to threaten intimate partners
Rothman, E. F.
Publication: J Am Med Womens Assoc
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Topics: Domestic Violence Gender Ownership
Keywords: Legislation & jurisprudence Massachusetts Ownership/legislation & jurisprudence/ statistics & numerical data Risk Factors Spouse Abuse
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Data collected from over 8,000 males enrolled in a certified batterer intervention program in Massachusetts, 1999-2003, were analyzed in an investigation of gun ownership among batterers. Recent gun owners were 8 times more likely to have threatened their partners with a gun than non-gun owners. Four main types of gun threat against partners were (a) threatening to shoot then, (b) threatening to shoot a pet or person the victim cares about, (c) cleaning, holding or loading a gun during an argument, and (d) shooting a gun during an argument.
Rothman, E. F., Hemenway, D., Miller, M., & Azrael, D. (2005). Batterers' use of guns to threaten intimate partners. J Am Med Womens Assoc, 60(1), 62-68.
Rothman, E. F., et al. "Batterers' Use of Guns to Threaten Intimate Partners." J Am Med Womens Assoc 60.1 (2005): 62-8.