This is archived content from the U.S. Department of Justice website. The information here may be outdated and links may no longer function. Please contact webmaster@usdoj.gov if you have any questions about the archive site.

Federal Gun Law Enforcement at the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Firearms

Photo of David Keck
November 30, 2020

David Keck, is the Project Director for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, a project of the Battered Women's Justice Project in Minneapolis, MN. In his role, David provides training and technical assistance on enforcement and implementation of firearms prohibitions to communities that are looking to make a change. Firearms in the hands of domestic violence abusers have resulted in mass homicides. As David explains, a mass shooting is not necessarily always committed by a stranger, but rather by a family member.

In this episode, David shares what communities can do to mitigate some of the danger, shares some common questions he hears from the people he serves, and discusses what he views as an approach in lowering the probability of homicide.

Transcript: 
Updated January 20, 2021