And it primarily happens in the context of the home.
Women are the overwhelming targets of intimate partner and domestic violence. The women suffer long term social, emotional, physical and economic trauma.
Once he is awake, she is generally at a disadvantage in this scenario.
Consider Marissa Alexander who, nine days after giving birth, fired two warning shots at the ceiling to deter her ex-husband, who was chasing her through the house, having already assaulted her, with clear intent to do harm. Florida might want to spell out its "testes possession" clause in its Stand Your Ground law.
At the very least the people holding up VAWA's reauthorization should not simultaneously protest "common sense reforms" on gun control.
There are 270,000,000 guns in households in this country.
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