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Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell

Federal gun laws are only part of the problem when it comes to domestic violence, which the recent tragedy in Texas shows. When domestic violence is pled down to a misdemeanor charge, when restraining orders are violated without consequence, when deaths associated with domestic violence are among the most predictable (and hence most preventable), and yet they keep happening, it's obvious that stricter gun laws alone aren't going to solve the problem (though there are a ton of loopholes associated with domestic violence that ought to be closed posthaste).

Massachusetts has given us a model for preventing some of these deaths (http://news.yahoo.com/texas-family-killed-domestic-violence-cases-more-focus-235859033.html). Here's hoping one result of what happened in Texas will be that more communities start following it.

Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell

Also, how did we miss Bear Week????

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/14/bear-week/12626623/

Jeff Mariotte

Agreed--limiting access to guns for domestic abusers is only part of the solution. Thanks for the link and the input.

Jeff Mariotte

It happened to coincide with one of my busiest work weeks in years?
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Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell

They should pay you extra for making you miss Bear Week!

Jeff Mariotte

Thanks for making sure I can still get caught up on all things ursine!

Marcy

Bien sur!

Jeff Mariotte

: )

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