Posted on February 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
In states that require a background check for every handgun sale, 38 percent fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners
A coalition of 850 mayors weighs in on the gun control debate.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with concerns about the growing number mass shootings, guns are a significant factor in domestic violence, according to a report released last week by a coalition of mayors from across the country.
Using statistics compiled by the FBI, the Mayors Against Illegal Guns report shows that 57 percent of mass shootings involve domestic violence. In states that require a background check for every handgun sale, 38 percent fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners. In contrast, the number of women killed by intimate partners with other weapons is nearly identical in these groups of states.
The report also shows a 25 percent increase in mass shooting incidents in the past four years, up to 56, or more than one per month. (more…)
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Posted on February 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Breckenridge police officers arrest two teens armed with handguns and knives.
New Mexico juveniles said the felt they needed protection
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Police officers in Breckenridge Colorado last week arrested two 17-year-old males from New Mexico for illegal possession of a handgun and illegally carrying a concealed weapon after they showed a .40 caliber semi-automatic Smith & Wesson to an off-duty Arvada policeman. The handgun was loaded with 13 hollow-point bullets in the magazine.
According to the off-duty cop, he noticed the weapon when one of the juveniles raised his jacket, revealing the handle of the gun. When he asked if he could see the gun, the juvenile handed it to the police officer, who called 911 and waited with the two juveniles until Breckenridge police officers arrived at the scene. (more…)
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