Gendered Firearms Regulations: Assessing the Risk of Gender-Based Violence during Firearm Licence Applications

Boris Colinas, with Emilia Dungel and Paul Holtom

'When women are killed it tends to happen in the domestic sphere, and the perpetrator is often a current or former partner (Alvazzi del Frate, 2011, p. 114; Shaw, 2013, p. 18). Depending on the circumstances, such violence can be categorized as femicide, which is a form of gender-based violence (GBV). Often simplified as the murder of a woman ‘because she is a woman’, femicide occurs when ‘gender is central to the act of killing’, such as through dowry and so-called ‘honour’ killings, intimate-partner violence, sexual violence, or the murder of women engaged in sex work (Alvazzi del Frate, Hideg, and LeBrun, 2020, p. 8)...'

Keywords: Gender Gender-based violence GBV Firearms registration