Women victims of firearms

“Too many victims of gun violence are women”, according to an article by Heidi Yewman  published in Ms Magazine this week. She says, “In 2008, 7,451 women were treated in emergency rooms across America for gunshot wounds, 66 percent of which were assault-related. In 2007, 1,865 women were murdered with firearms. Firearms are more common in abusive homes, and batterers often threaten their victims with guns, sometimes implicitly, by cleaning, holding or loading guns during arguments”.