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  •  Gee, that's really special (6+ / 0-)

    How about not just felons or the mentally ill, but anyone with a domestic violence charge against them?

    Guns increase the probability of death in incidents of domestic violence.1

    Firearms were used to kill more than two-thirds of spouse and ex-spouse homicide victims between 1990 and 2005.2

    Domestic violence assaults involving a firearm are 12 times more likely to result in death than those involving other weapons or bodily force.3

    Abused women are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser if the abuser owns a firearm.4

    A recent survey of female domestic violence shelter residents in California found that more than one third (36.7%) reported having been threatened or harmed with a firearm.5 In nearly two thirds (64.5%) of the households that contained a firearm, the intimate partner had used the firearm against the victim, usually threatening to shoot or kill the victim.6

    Laws that prohibit the purchase of a firearm by a person subject to a domestic violence restraining order are associated with a reduction in the number of intimate partner homicides.7

    Let's not just limit it to the mentally ill (who are only responsible for about 10% of violent crimes) and felons.

    “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

    by skohayes on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:29:49 AM PST

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    •  while I dont know the laws in all the states... (0+ / 0-)

      I know that in my home state, if one has a "restraining order" or a record of domestic violence, the court may order that the offender is not allowed to possess guns.

      The reasonable gun regulation reasonable people desire are already on the books. Let's enforce them and stop this silliness about trying to ban weapons which "look scary". That is a position completely borne of ignorance and fear.

      •  The court "may" order that the offender (0+ / 0-)

        is not allowed to possess guns? And under what authority does that court have to tell someone that they're not allowed to own a gun? Who enforces it?
        Do the police go to the house of the offender and take his guns?
        You're going to have to try harder than that, Pete.

        “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

        by skohayes on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:52:27 PM PST

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    •  That is what we do in the military (2+ / 0-)
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      mamamedusa, skohayes

      Lautenberg amendment.

      Get busted for domestic violence & you can't handle weapons anymore.

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