Letter: Article missed real issue of domestic violence

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Article missed real issue of domestic violence

To the editor:

In reference to the Feb. 6 story by Steve LeBlanc of Associated Press headlined "Massachusetts has tough gun laws, fewer domestic killings," with just a little bit of research I found that Massachusetts has had 334 domestic violence murders over a 10-year period. This is all domestic violence murders, not just ones committed with a firearm. Because ultimately, does it really matter how a husband kills his wife or a wife kills her husband?

There is one fact we can say with certainty and that is the majority of domestic violence murders are perpetrated by men. I think we would be better served as a community if the paper encouraged and provoked discussion on the real issues of domestic violence as opposed to using cherry-picked statistics to push a political anti-gun agenda.

Scott Moore, Pittsfield


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