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Saturday, March 24, 2018

State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a ground breaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings, which come on the heels of the Texas church massacre by a man with a history of domestic violence, suggest state laws with broader gun restrictions are more effective at preventing homicides among romantic partners -- even if the laws do not exclusively target domestic abuse.

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Currently, 13 states and federal law prohibit gun purchases by individuals convicted of domestic violence; the study finds that states that extend this ban to people convicted of any violent misdemeanor experience 23 percent fewer intimate partner homicides. Reductions in domestic partner homicides were also more pronounced when gun-restriction laws included dating partners (not just spouses or ex-spouses) and a requirement that abusers surrender their firearms.

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Yah but we need the second amendment when that bitch is exercising her first amendment too damn much.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-03-24 08:24 PM | Reply

I swear, officer, it went off by accident...

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-24 08:43 PM | Reply

How is that law working in chicago?

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-25 11:53 AM | Reply

If you can't read the article, get one of the nurses to read it to you.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-03-25 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Or corrections officers.

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-25 12:45 PM | Reply

I swear, darling, it went off by accident...

"23 percent fewer intimate partner homicides."

Something that most Americans would consider good reason to join the 13 states that have these laws.

Not that most Americans want a law makes a difference to the NRA.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-03-25 12:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The NRA are soft on crime.

Do we really need wife beaters to over throw a tyrannical government?

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-03-25 01:07 PM | Reply

If you can't read the article, get one of the nurses to read it to you.

#4 | Posted by bored

Wow. That would reduce it by how much? Maybe 2 or 3?

Of the 1,352 intimate partner homicides in 2015, 55 percent were with firearms

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-25 04:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"How is that law working in chicago?"

Great question.
Because Chicago gang violence is mostly young black men killing their young black male intimate romantic partners.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-25 04:12 PM | Reply

Snipes will never have to worry about a mate killing him.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-25 04:14 PM | Reply

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Snipes will never have to worry about a mate killing him.

#10 | POSTED BY TOR

Not likely to happen as he is isolated in the basement.

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-03-25 04:32 PM | Reply

#8
23% of 55% of 1352 > 3
mate murders by gun > terrorist murders in the US
mate murders by gun > illegal immigrant murders in US

We have walls, borders, security check points, baggage scanners to stop two of those three murder types, but for some reason taking guns from wife beaters is off the table.

#12 | Posted by bored at 2018-03-25 06:42 PM | Reply

If you're going to kill your mate strangle them, they have to understand how upset you are. Up close personal, you want to look in their eyes so you know that they know .

Shooting them, cowardly ----- way out.

#13 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-03-25 06:57 PM | Reply

C'mon, BruceAZ, strangling isn't near as personal as gutting them alive. If you're willing to go to jail for murder, might as well go all the way: total vivisection.

Though, if you shoot them and tell the cops it was an accident while cleaning your gun, not only will you get off Scot free, but you'll collect the insurance money, as well.

/s

#14 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-25 07:14 PM | Reply

#14 thanks Mad.

Note to self:
Change of plans

#15 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-03-25 07:43 PM | Reply

I thought most women used poison or a knife to kill their mates, and most men just use their hands to kill theirs.

#16 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-03-26 12:26 PM | Reply

"most men just use their hands to kill theirs."

Haven't heard that.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-03-26 01:01 PM | Reply

Wow. That would reduce it by how much? Maybe 2 or 3?

Of the 1,352 intimate partner homicides in 2015, 55 percent were with firearms

That does not compute.

%55 of 1,352 is "not maybe 2 or 3".

Try again.

This time show your work.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-03-26 07:24 PM | Reply

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