Does firearm confiscation prevent domestic violence?

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It is unclear whether efforts to prevent those with domestic violence histories from having guns are effective, according to a new study in the journal Injury Epidemiology.

Researchers for the study followed 2,720 recipients of domestic violence restraining orders in California’s San Mateo County, between 2007 and 2010. Of that group, 525 were linked to firearms, according to the study.

Individuals in that group had weapons removed by law enforcement personnel.

In both the group linked to firearms and the group that had no weapons confiscated roughly 21 percent were arrested between 2007 and 2010.

“No statistically significant association existed between firearm recovery and risk for incident arrest,” the study concluded, but researchers cautioned that the issue should be studied more broadly.

Read the full study HERE.

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