Just as the National Rifle Association--or the murderer's lobby--has suppressed every other ounce of information possible on the deleterious effects of this country's unhealthy gun fetish, they do so with the clear statistical relationship between easy access to guns and domestic violence escalating into murder.
So it just might be worth taking a look, as it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and in light of how often massacres such as the recent mass-killing at the Washington Naval Yard start as domestic incidents, and escalate from there. That happens over 50% of the time. In other words, more than half of the time when there is a mass shooting, it begins with a murder in the home.
Some other things you need to know:
* 46 women will be murdered with guns this month by a current or former boyfriends or husband.
* In the states that require that crazy Constitution-abrogating requirement that you have a 2-minute background check performed for all handgun sales, there are 38% fewer women murdered by intimate partners.
* The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the likelihood a woman will be murdered by 5x.