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Texas Shows We Must Take DV Seriously

After a string of mass murders including the church shooting in Texas last weekend, it's easy to think there's nothing we can do to stop this madness. But what if there was a common trait connecting the majority of mass shooters? That they had committed a specific kind of criminal act, but were not adequately penalized?

"In the US, most mass shootings involve domestic violence... In 54 percent of mass shootings [between 2009 and 2016] the perpetrator shot a current or former intimate partner or family member... in nearly half of these cases, the perpetrator exhibited warning signs before the killing, such as recent acts of violence, threats or violation of a protective order."

READ MORE: HUFFINGTON POST ARTICLE

It's time to take domestic violence seriously.



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FACT SHEET: Domestic Violence & Mass Shootings

NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY

 

STRANGULATION & DV

 

Guns & DV

 

MASS SHOOTINGS (4+ VICTIMS) BETWEEN 2009 AND 2016:

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