The long-overlooked intersection between domestic violence and firearms has been catapulted to the fore of public consciousness in recent weeks, driven largely by the Sutherland Springs shooting. In the domestic violence field, we have long been keenly aware of the use of firearms as tools of power, tools of coercive control, and tools of intimate partner homicide. This interactive webinar will dig deeper into the intersection between domestic violence and firearms; explore federal law and gaps in statute; discuss current federal legislation - the good, the bad, and the ugly; and provide information about resources available to advocates and others, including training and technical assistance. Ample time will be available for questions.
By the end of this webinar, participants should:
* Understand the intersection between domestic violence and firearms;
* Be familiar with existing federal law and and gaps in the law;
* Feel prepared to advocate for and against current federal legislation; and
* Be aware of available resources for training and technical assistance.
Free for members / $25 for non-members
Rachel Graber is the Public Policy Manager at the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, amplifying the voices of victims, survivors and advocates in the nation’s capital. She is the co-chair of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence’s firearms subcommittee and is an active participant in many other areas of domestic violence-related and intersectional public policy as well. Prior to joining NCADV, Rachel was a junior/senior high school guidance counselor in rural Iowa. Rachel holds a Masters of Social Work Degree and a Masters of School Counseling with an Endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of Grinnell College.
Born in Seattle, Washington in 1959. Undergraduate degree in Foreign Language (German) from the University of Washington 1986. Spent five years living in Cologne, West Germany during undergraduate years. Graduated from University of Puget Sound School of Law in Tacoma, Washington 1992. Spent thirteen years as a Trial Staff Attorney with Wisconsin State Public Defender in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from 1993 until 2006. Served as Court Commissioner for Winnebago County, Wisconsin for ten years, from 2006 until 2016. Co-founder and Director of the Winnebago Free Legal Assistance Clinic from 2008 until 2017. Helped develop a protocol for firearms surrender in domestic abuse protective orders, which became the framework for Wisconsin’s SAFE act, passed in 2014. Opened Keck Law Office in 2016, a solo practice specializing in criminal defense and family law. Director of the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center since January, 2017.