When Abusers Keep Their Guns

Armed and Abusive: How America’s Gun Laws Are Failing Domestic Violence Victims

By Jennifer Gollan Oct. 26, 2021

Intimate partner homicides are skyrocketing, yet police, prosecutors and judges often trust offenders to disarm themselves.

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When Abusers Keep Their Guns

Oct. 9, 2021

By law, domestic abusers are banned from owning guns. But too often, those laws aren’t enforced, and the consequences can be deadly.



Oct. 20, 2021

A documentary from Reveal and Al Jazeera English exposes how ineffective laws have allowed domestic abusers to keep their guns – with deadly consequences.


Help Us Investigate Domestic Violence Shootings

Oct. 25, 2021

We’re trying to get a more accurate picture of how many people have been shot by offenders illegally possessing firearms.

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The Team

Series reporter and documentary co-producer: Jennifer Gollan

Project editors: Nina Martin, Narda Zacchino and Andy Donohue

Additional editing: Sumi Aggarwal and Esther Kaplan

Additional research: Grace Oldham and Katherine Sypher

Interim editor in chief: Sumi Aggarwal

Radio editor: Taki Telonidis

Radio lead producer: Katharine Mieskowski

Radio score: Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda

Mix and sound design: Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda, with help from Steven Rascón, Claire Mullen and Brett Simpson

Radio production manager: Amy Mostafa

Radio executive producer: Kevin Sullivan

Radio host: Al Letson

Engagement reporter: Byard Duncan

Digital producer: Sarah Mirk

Copy editor and fact checker: Nikki Frick

Graphics: Soo Oh

Digital partner: The Guardian

Executive producer, TV and docs: Amanda Pike

Documentary partner: Al Jazeera English’s “Fault Lines,” Producer Amina Waheed, Director of Photography Joel Van Haren and Executive Producer Laila Al-Arian