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Commentary: Mass shooting’s deadly link to domestic violence

By Jim Sawyer

The sentinel challenge today for security and crime-prevention professionals is to develop strategies and procedures to prevent the next mass shooting.

Indeed “active shooter” and “run-hide-fight” classes have become a cottage industry in the security, aw enforcement and crime prevention professions. As we move ahead to address what appears at times to be an insurmountable problem we need to include and focus on one reality that is absent in far too many trainings and classes.

There is a very large elephant in the room that is seldom mentioned or acknowledged. This is the huge and tragic correlation between mass shootings and domestic and family violence. Consider the following:

From 2009 to 2016 in more than half of the mass shootings the shooters killed intimate partners or other family members.

Women in the United States are 16 times more likely to be killed with a gun than women in other high-income countries.

Nearly 1

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Colorado deputy killed, 4 others shot responding to domestic disturbance outside Denver


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Colorado deputy killed responding to domestic disturbance

Authorities say four others were shot; Will Carr shares the latest details.

An early morning New Year’s Eve domestic disturbance call sparked a mass shooting that has left at least one deputy dead, four others injured and two civilians wounded in an apartment complex just south of Denver.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/31/colorado-police-working-officer-down-situation-outside-denver.html

PolitiFact: Statistic misused to link domestic violence, mass shooting

An Austin legislator’s imperfect citation of a study led us to gauge whether domestic violence has been statistically proven to be a predictor of mass shootings.

Answer: No.

In an email blast to constituents, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, noted that the shooter at the church in Sutherland Springs had been convicted years before of beating his then-wife and young stepson. According to news accounts, Devin P. Kelley subsequently served a year in an Army brig.

Rodriguez’s email said the Texas shootings led him to suggest steps “we can take,” among them: “Strengthening existing laws and ensuring they’re implemented correctly to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

Rodriguez said that “perpetrators of domestic violence accounted for 54% of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016, according to the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.”

Rodriguez’s linkage made us wonder, in part because Everytown’s research drew wide mention after the Texas shootings.

A Nov. 6 New

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America’s Mass Shooting Problem Is A Domestic Violence Problem

From 2015 to early November 2017, there were 46 mass shootings in the U.S., defined as an incident in which four or more people were shot and killed, not including the gunman. According to data collected by Everytown for Gun Safety, in 27 cases, or about 59 percent, the perpetrator killed an intimate partner or family member during the massacre or had a history of domestic violence.

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America’s Mass Shooting Problem Is A Domestic Violence Problem …

From 2015 to early November 2017, there were 46 mass shootings in the U.S., defined as an incident in which four or more people were shot and killed, not including the gunman. According to data collected by Everytown for Gun Safety, in 27 cases, or about 59 percent, the perpetrator killed an intimate partner or family member during the massacre or had a history of domestic violence.

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mass-shooters-domestic-violence_us_5a0376e7e4b0937b510f5fdd

Better domestic-violence programs, not more gun laws, is the right response to the Texas mass shooting

To the editor: The problems that led a young man to fire an assault rifle, killing 26 people, in a small church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, had deep roots that were planted long before Sunday morning’s attack. (“Texas gunman’s long slide to mass murder began when he attacked his own family,” Nov. 7)

At so many points along the way, systems and people failed to intervene or did so unsuccessfully. Our investments in preventing domestic violence, improving mental healthcare and reducing gun violence in California make this story feel particularly familiar and tragic.

In the wake of the Texas tragedy, there is a rush to identify a single problem and then suggest simple, often theoretical solutions. Instead, we need to support programs that address the fundamental causes and explore potential solutions that could prevent this carnage in the first place.

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors’ decision this week to devote

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Why does it take a mass shooting to focus our attention on domestic violence?


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In recent years, a friend and I have been alert to a particularly dark kind of news. When a mass killing pops up in the news, one of us sends the other a link, along with a note: How long before they find out this guy has a domestic violence background?

And then we wait. Within a few days, the news trickles out. There isn’t always a connection, but it happens often enough to make us feel like jaded psychics. Ronald Lee Haskell, who killed six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas in 2014, had previously been arrested for assaulting his wife, and had allegedly choked

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Marissa Mayer, Domestic Violence, Taylor Swift: Broadsheet for Nov. 8


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Texas: Is domestic violence a common theme in mass shootings?

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The US Air Force is investigating why it didn’t flag that the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church had been barred from possessing firearms after a domestic violence incident five years before the mass shooting.

Former airman Devin Patrick Kelley was court-martialled in 2012 after assaulting his wife and stepson. He was detained in a military prison for 12 months and banned from owning or buying a gun before being, later, thrown out of the military.

In

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Police Say ‘Domestic Situation’ Led to Texas Mass Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelley.

Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas authorities said on Monday that Sunday’s mass shooting at a church in Sunderland Springs, Texas, was fueled by a domestic dispute involving the gunman, Devin Patrick Kelley.

“This was not racially motivated, it wasn’t over religious beliefs, it was a domestic situation going on,” Freeman Martin, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a news conference Monday afternoon.