A stream of frightening text messages had begun the night Shayley had filed the protective order.
Zubko had sent Shayley’s roommate a text saying, "She will be brutally murdered, from Russia with love." But Shayley had assured her mom that he was bluffing.
That’s why and Everytown are partnering for a campaign called Singled Out, to raise awareness among unmarried women of the risk for gun violence and the gaps in the law. "It’s crucial that single women understand the risk factors and tackle talking directly about the role guns may play in their daily lives," says Watts.
"Being armed with the facts isn’t anti-gun, it’s pro-information.
"I sank to my knees and cried, ’I think something happened to Shayley!"I’d be alarmed if he did not feel comfortable talking about it," she says. While no one wants to imagine her partner would hurt her, the stats tell another truth: 1 in 3 women will experience abuse in her lifetime, according to the CDC. And when a gun is present in a domestic-violence situation, a study in the found, it raises a woman’s risk for being killed by 500 percent.Single women are especially vulnerable, because laws give them less protection than married women, argues Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of the gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety. Bringing up guns can be awkward, but as with abortion and STIs, you should know where your partner stands. "You’ve watched pundits and politicos debate the issue. For Jessica, a 26-year-old in Sheridan, Illinois, shooting is a shared interest with her fiancé. "I know that he’s responsible." But some women don’t even know where to start the conversation.
Maybe you’ve joined in the hashtag chorus, whether #Not One More or #Pro Gun. And those weapons are three times as likely to be owned by a man than a woman, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center report. Emily, a 21-year-old college student in Baltimore, says that "most younger people have similar views on issues like sex and birth control so those are generally less controversial topics.The Winchester Model 1890 also has the classic 1800's style, and it looks good hanging on your wall: Depending on the serial number and "make" (either "Model 1890" or "Model 90"), these guns can goes for several thousand dollars, depending on age, rarity and condition.