These are tough times. And sadly, one public health crisis doesn't stop for another.
This includes domestic and intimate partner violence, which is drastically increasing during the course of this pandemic. Practicing social distancing and staying home is great for reducing the spread of COVID-19, but for many people, staying home isn’t always the safest option. People in a violent relationship are 500% more likely to die in a domestic violence situation when a gun is present. This is especially scary right now because people have been stockpiling and hoarding guns in their homes in response to the pandemic.
We know a hotline isn’t a perfect solution, but it really can help in moments of crisis.