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Gun can transform dispute into homicide

Gun can transform dispute into homicide

Sunday is the second anniversary of the Newtown massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Thousands of children and teens die each year from gun violence. That's roughly equivalent to a Newtown massacre every three days. The presence of a firearm in a home with domestic violence can transform an argument into a homicide in a fraction of a second. Firearms and domestic violence are a lethal combination — injuring and killing women and children every day in the United States. A gun is the weapon most commonly used in domestic homicides. In fact, more than six times as many women are murdered by guns used by their current or former intimate partners than are...

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