July 2022 - Human Options

Why The New Gun Control Bill is Important to Victims of Domestic Violence

Why The New Gun Control Bill is Important to Victims of Domestic Violence By Maricela Rios-Faust, CEO of Human Options and Domestic Violence Expert Earlier this year, the Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT) published the Domestic Fatality Review, an analysis of more than a decade of domestic violence fatalities in Orange County, Calif. In the 11-year study, guns were found to be the leading cause of death and used in 72% of fatalities. Orange County’s worst mass shooting was tied to domestic violence when Scott Dekraai killed eight people at a Seal Beach salon following a custody dispute with his ex-wife in 2011. Studies have shown that…