French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence


French panel: Seize guns to reduce domestic violence

A French government panel on domestic violence is urging authorities to begin confiscating guns from people following the first complaint of family violence levied against them.

That proposal was one of 65 recommendations released to tackle the intractable problem of domestic violence in France, where a woman is killed by her partner every three days, according to government statistics.

Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said that most of domestic violence killings in France are carried out with guns, arguing that if authorities take away the weapons that could reduce such deaths. These recommendations mark an important step toward “a system of zero tolerance” for all types of domestic violence.

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