MADISON, Wis.—Following Saturday’s Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, in which five people were shot and killed in what is being charged as a hate crime against LGBTQIA+ community, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse) calls for cultural and legal shifts that reflect the data-backed relationship between domestic violence, firearms and mass violence.

According to the latest Domestic Violence Homicide Report, Wisconsin domestic violence homicides took place a rate of 1 death every 4.5 days in 2021. The homicide method in the majority of cases—67%—was firearms, and over 1/3 of those who used a gun were legally prohibited from possessing that firearm. In addition to 2021 homicide data, the report spotlights the link between mass violence and intimate partner violence (IPV).