Yet, knowing full well that many cases of CCW permit holders-gone-bad go unreported, the gun crowd keeps repeating how law-abiding they are as a whole.
Another favorite theme of the gun crowd is that violence is going down, in spite of increased gun ownership over the last couple years. When confronted with the fact that that's just not true, as in the case of Massachussets, they claim it proves their gun control laws don't work.
The fact is, the worsening domestic violence situation in The Bay State would be still worse if not for the strict gun laws.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.According to statistics from Jane Doe Inc., a statewide coalition against domestic violence and sexual assaults, there have been 30 domestic violence homicide victims so far this year, and 15 “perpetrator suicides.’’
In all last year, there were 23 domestic violence homicide victims and five perpetrator suicides.
“This year, it’s almost an average of one a week,’’ said Toni Troop, spokeswoman for Jane Doe. “Research and experience proves that it’s predictable, so there needs to be a better effort at helping victims identify when they are in high-risk situations.’’