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All I know is what I read in the papers

Domestic violence homicides got some media attention Wednesday with the release of a that said three of every 10 homicides in the state is linked to domestic violence. The report by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence said 58 people were killed in domestic violence incidents during 2010.

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Advocates say the report raises timely questions about recent eliminations of gun restrictions in Wisconsin. “Again in 2010, more victims were killed with guns than by all other means combined,” said Seger. “Firearms were used in 61% of all incidents of domestic violence homicide. With concealed carry right around the corner, there is even more reason to worry that domestic violence victims will continue to be the target in fatal shootings.”

One of the perpetrators in the report, a man who shot and killed his pregnant wife, baby daughter, three dogs and then committed suicide, posted several messages supporting concealed carry on pro-gun websites before the homicides.

“We hear from the gun lobby and politicians that we need more loaded guns in public so the ‘good guys’ can be protected from the ‘bad guys,’” said Seger. “The problem is some of the so-called ‘good guys’ are the very people who abuse, and may well kill, their wives and girlfriends.”

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that family and intimate assaults with a firearm were three times more likely to result in death than those involving knives or other sharp instruments and 23 times more likely to result in death than assaults involving other weapons or bodily force.

So much for the theory that "He would have just killed her with something else."


September 29, 2011 - 6:11pm