Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Weapon Availability As A Factor in Mass Murders

 It is easy to assume (as the gun banners do) that the widespread use of axes, hatchets, and blunt objects in these crimes until very recently was because guns were not available.  But many of these incidents show otherwise.  A father beat to death almost his entire family.  His wife and one daughter were in critical condition.  But he committed suicide with a shotgun.  This is something that I see quite frequently; there was a gun available to the murderer and he used it only on himself.

I am just starting 1932.  It is already very grim, and January is not complete.

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