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Domestic violence and policing

2017-11-06 20:43:15.475614+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So this weekend, a gunman with a history of domestic violence killed 26 people at The First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas.

There's a whole lot of debate on gun control and whatnot, I just saw an observation that I thought was pertinent that one of the reasons we don't crack down on firearms ownership by those with a history of domestic violence is that "Two studies have found that at least 40% of police officer families experience domestic violence, (...) in contrast to 10% of families in the general population. ..."

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#Comment Re: Domestic violence and policing made: 2017-11-06 23:36:46.926226+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Wow, I think your server is getting slammed.

The 40% number doesn't really surprise me, knowing the sorts of personalities that go for police jobs and the amount of stress on the job. The 10% number for the entire population is what I find shocking and horrifying.

#Comment Re: Domestic violence and policing made: 2017-11-07 00:29:14.363286+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aaaand, it looks like the shooter passed the Federal firearms check because the Air Force failed to follow policy in reporting the shooter's previous behavior.

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