The Link Between Domestic Abuse and Mass Shootings
Minneapolis Mass Shooting 5/22/21, Author Chad Davis, Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/146321178@N05/51196885820/
(CC Attribution 2.0 Generic) ANNA WALDHERR A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse
- 6 were killed and 12 injured in a recent mass shooting in Sacramento . Three shooters were subsequently identified, and found to have domestic violence backgrounds [2A].
- Last year, a man who murdered 9 coworkers at a railyard had earlier been accused of sexual assault and abusive behavior toward a girlfriend [2B].
- The man who murdered 49 patrons of the Pulse nightclub in 2016 had beaten and strangled his former wife [2C].
The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions reports that 7 of 10 mass shootings were committed by batterers [2D].
A study in the Journal of Injury Epidemiology confirms that violence against a partner and violence against a stranger are closely related . Between 2014 and 2019, 75 of 110 mass shootings were either domestic abuse related or perpetrated by an individual with a domestic…
Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on April 26, 2022.