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Letter to the editor: Domestic abusers pose lethal threats to victims

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Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Hazel Bee Stoddard



I think more people need to know about domestic assault. If we don’t make laws about it we will have more and more death and suicide. More people need to know about this issue.

More than half of the women shot in the U.S.A. are killed by an “intimate partner with a gun.” And more than two-thirds of all spouses or ex-spouse victims from 1980-2008 were killed by firearms, that’s 66.6666666666 out of 100 spouses or ex-spouses. Also abused women are five times more likely to be killed by their abuser if the abuser has a gun. I’m very scared. I think this is a very serious problem.

I don’t want to take up your time, but this issue needs to be addressed.

Please consider putting this out there so people can help.

Sources: Virginia’s Lethal Loopholes: Policy Solutions to Domestic Homicides, Committed with Firearms, Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Hazel Bee Stoddard

5th grade, Robinson Elementary School

Starksboro

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