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Old 04-13-2017, 03:38 PM
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Abusers, danger, and guns

The guy who shot his wife, himself, and two kids in the San Bernardino classroom, like so many mass shooters, had a history of DV. Like so many, he should never have had a gun because he had protective orders against him--and he'd committed acts of domestic violence against at least two former partners, in addition to the victim of the shooting: The San Bernardino gunman had a history of domestic abuse, like most U.S. mass shooters.

Here's more: What San Bernardino Shooting Reveals About Domestic Violence

The Latest San Bernardino Shooting Reveals A Far More Common Form Of Terror | The Huffington Post

I know I sound like a broken record going on and on about how dangerous abusers can be.

Tragedies like this one are not outliers; they are not unusual or surprising. They are predictable in one sense--motive, opportunity, the existence of certain lethality factors provide some indications of dangerousness. But it's impossible even for the experts to say with any degree of certainty which ones will turn lethal.

Please, PLEASE take ALL abuse seriously. And if you want a cause to promote in your community, consider working for legislation to make it easier to disarm domestic abusers. Many states and communities lack laws or effective protocols to accomplish this, even though the federal laws prohibit possession by those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence or by those subject to a qualifying protective order.
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:55 PM
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Thanks, Lexie. Powerful post.
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Keep going on that broken record groove Lexie. I can't thank you enough for what you do hear in terms of shedding light on danger and legality.
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What you write is pure common sense and should not be taken as deprivation of rights or any other political slogan.
What is a community if it can't protect it's most vulnerable citizens from known danger?
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Chilling. Read the articles...thanks for sharing.
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Thank you, Lexie.
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Thank you Lexie.
"Impression management "---very relatable.
great articles.
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Amen. Thank you for sharing Lexie.
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Excellent post Lexie. Thank you.
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Thanks Lexie! It's so hard to "see" danger when we're in the throes of ANY abuse, and desensitized to it!
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Thank u Lexie. Very powerful post. Hope everyone had a great weekend. My little ones are visiting AH and it is pretty quiet at home without them. Playing catch up on some reading.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:34 PM
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You never sound like a broken record lexie, it can't be said enough and we are great full here at SR for your expertise regarding this extremely important issue.

SR gets new members every single day who need to read it, hear it and be made aware of it especially when alcohol and drugs are in the mix.

So keep on playing that record!!!!

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