Should people who commit domestic violence be barred from owning guns? | The Tylt
More than half of the mass shooting incidents in the U.S. between 2009 and 2016 were directly related to domestic violence. Gun control activists say abusers should never have access to firearms, and Oregon recently passed a law banning anyone convicted of stalking or domestic violence from owning a gun. But gun rights groups say federal law already prohibits convicted domestic abusers from buying guns, and that violating citizens' Second Amendment rights isn't the solution. What do you think? 🔫
Should people who commit domestic violence be barred from owning guns?
Women are overwhelmingly hurt by guns, not helped. More domestic violence murders are committed with guns than with all other weapons combined. A huge risk factor for abused women is whether or not there's a gun in the home.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) February 22, 2018
Mental illness is not the single strongest predictor of whether someone will commit gun violence.— Aleksei!!! On Wheels ♿ (@ai_valentin) February 25, 2018
Domestic violence is.
Mentally ill people will not be scapegoats for this country's inability to see the link between toxic masculinity, guns, and murder. We refuse. #guncontrol