I ask you, isn't it true that most gun owners are men? And isn't it true that most domestic violence happens man to woman and not vice versa? And isn't it true that there is a lot of domestic violence? Is it not just common sense then, that guns are bad news for women? There have been reports and surveys, you can follow the above link, but simple common sense should settle it.
A Poulsbo man was arrested after his fiancé said that he pointed a loaded semi-automatic pistol at her the previous week.
The woman called police just after midnight Sunday, alleging that her 25-year-old fiancé pinned her against a wall, according to Kitsap County sheriff’s reports. He had left the house. She alleged that on Sept. 9, he had pointed a loaded pistol at her and said he was “going to murder someone tonight.”
The 9mm pistol had since been taken to a friend’s house, reports said.
In this story, in which thank goodness no one was killed, we have the typical scene, one which is repeated daily. Unlike stories of defensive gun uses, you don't have to go to blogs specially dedicated to that subject to find stories about domestic abuse with guns. They are everywhere.
Many of the perpetrators are formerly lawful gun owners. In some places they continue to possess their precious firearms after committing such offenses, so lax are the laws.
What's your opinion? Is it right for a domestic offender to lose his right to own guns? How exactly should that law be carried out? Do deputies come to the home to search for weapons? Does the criminal turn them in to the police voluntarily? Do you think these laws are poorly designed and fail to accomplish what they purport to?
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