A Hudson Valley is being held without bail after police say he shot his girlfriend in the face, then brought her to a hospital.You have to have a really explosive anger problem to do something like that. Unfortunately, this kind of rage is not limited to criminals. A certain percentage of lawful gun owners have it too, just like all other societal ills.
Police in the Ulster County town of Lloyd tell local media outlets that 27-year-old Jorge Marrero used a handgun to shoot Lauren Watts during an argument last Sunday in their apartment in the hamlet of Highland.
Marrero took Watts to Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie after the shooting. The hospital then notified police that a shooting victim was being treated there.
Marrero was charged with felony counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
One thing for sure, whether the bad actor is a criminal or a legitimate gun owner, guns are bad news for women. The gun-rights fanatics are so defensive about this, recently they were arguing that female-on-male domestic violence is a factor. They always demand statistics and proof, then when it's provided they ignore it.
There's definitely a violence problem in the US. Guns make it worse.
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