Domestic Violence And Gun Violence

AmidstTheNoise with another NRA news vid:

ACK I wish I could turn that background music off!  Interesting that 60% of the 56 mass shooting studied involved or started as domestic violence.

15.5 Million children witnessed or have been the victims of domestic violence.  Ban domestic violence! (For real… if that only work work.)  Too bad people who wanted to commit domestic violence would just do it through the domestic violence loophole that would be discovered.

Those stats are really sad :(  The reason for the exploitation of child murders involving guns is an obvious one though. Sadly the way the media works, they’ll continue to make boat loads of money off disgusting incidents gun violence rather than report every time a kid gets beaten to death etc.. because the latter is normally not as “interesting” to people, and can’t be spun into dozens of related stories for weeks after.  Obama needs to do something about that.  What good does it do us to know the name of the killer and what kind of video games he had, and what cereal he ate daily for breakfast which obviously made him a killer?  A media gag order is obviously a huge 1st Amendment violation, so I don’t know what the solution is.  It’s unfortunate that good morals and big money rarely meet.  Holy shit, I just blessed the post with that original quote… *goose bumps* *mic drop* I’m out.





Will October 1, 2013 at 01:20 am

He’s right on the money once again. Underlying causes need fixing. Enough with the symbol politics and inefficient grandstanding.
This isn’t just an american issue. We have problems with domestic violence here in Norway too. 25% of murder victims here the past 12,5 years are killed by their spouse.
For 2012, the killer to victim relations stats are as follows; Unknown killer, 2; No known relation, 6; Married, 1; Divorced/separated, 2; Lived together, 3; Used to live together, 1; Children, 1; Parents, 2; Friends/Aquaintances, 13.
That means that 23 of 31 perpetrators (in our 2012 total of 28 murders (two unsolved), some had accomplices) were known to the victim, 10 of them were family or intimate partners.

These are just the cases that end up in someone dead. The gray numbers for domestic violence are staggering. So much of it is never reported due to shame or fear. This needs to get fixed, both here, in the US and the world in general.
… but it’s not going to be easy.

Will October 1, 2013 at 01:27 am

Oh, and what keeps this out of the gun debate in Norway? Of those 28 murders, one was with a revolver and two with pistols. No shotguns, rifles or machine guns used last year. One was weapon unknown, 17 with a knife, four by strangulation, two by blunt force and one by “other”. Whatever the hell that is.

44MAG October 1, 2013 at 04:28 am

those are some pretty fucked up numbers that our great leaders don’t focus on as a real problem because it doesn’t fit there agenda.

elephaantrider October 2, 2013 at 08:04 pm

Dealing with reality and logic do not help win votes either. Telling your constituency what they want to hear, does help garner votes. So just ignore facts, logic, and reality and tell people that they are the victims, someone else is responsible for them, and promise free EVERYTHING for EVERYONE while we’re at it.

jpcmt October 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

So sad that it’s the NRA putting out the only educated, logical, and reality-based “common-sense discussion” on what causes the mass shootings. It’s sad because it will only be preached to the choir and not the masses. When asked/accused after the Sandy Hook massacre what they recommend, they were ridiculed and had foaming gnashing of teeth by anti-gun folks when they recommended the ONLY treatment (not solution, but treatment) of arming staff/cops/teachers at schools. And here they are again quietly explaining the source of the gun violence in this country…which will go quietly into obscurity except on gun blogs. Only we can propagate this to the masses. Use your social networking outlet to force this on your peeps, link to it on blogs and news sites where possible. If you don’t, you’re part of the problem. lol

SittingDown October 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

Seth Green does it again. Liked. :D

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