Judge Eugene Hyman JD ’77 wrote an op-ed for the Mercury News on the link between mass shootings and domestic abuse.
“Most mass shooters are domestic abusers. A 2020 analysis by Bloomberg found that almost 60% of mass shooting incidents between 2014 and 2019 involved a perpetrator who was a domestic abuser and that nearly half had a history of abuse.”
“…Law enforcement agencies polled by NBC News at the outset of the pandemic reported an increase in domestic violence reports. This report struck me as particularly foreboding when I discovered the truth about mass shooting statistics in 2020 — that the numbers hadn’t dropped after all, and despite an early dip in April had actually picked up the pace to make it the deadliest year for gun violence in decades.”