A recent study found that there has been one mass shooting per month in the United States since 2009, and domestic violence was a common factor in many of the cases. The study was commissioned by the advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Among some of the more interesting findings:
Family law and personal security
Even though domestic violence is a common thread in many mass-shooting incidents, is a domestic violence charge a reliable predictor of such instances? Some observers say “no”, citing the fact that around 50 percent of domestic violence charges are subsequently dropped. Of course, just because a charge is dismissed does not mean that there was no evidence to support the charge. A victim may voluntarily withdraw a complaint for many reasons, even if the complaint is perfectly valid.
Newport family law attorneys suggest a careful approach when trying to connect the dots between family violence and a violent character, asking:
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