Domestic Violence & Mass Shootings

Domestic violence at the root of most of the mass shootings----

We now know that, in both mass shootings, domestic violence was a part of the story. In the Colorado tragedy, the killer was the abuser. In San Bernardino, the male killer grew up in a home affected by domestic violence.

It turns out this is not a coincidence. Last week, the New York Times reported that 462 people have died and 1,314 have been wounded in shootings involving four or more people. Shockingly, that averages out to more than one a day. And, perhaps not as surprisingly, domestic violence was usually a factor in the killers’ lives. According to the Times, “In 57 percent of the cases, the victims included a current or former intimate partner or family member of the attacker.”