Another live-in girlfriend is dead. But all the Left can rant about (here and here) is the gun that was used to shoot her nine times and then used by her deranged boyfriend to kill himself. The killer was Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. The murdered girlfriend is Kasandra Perkins, the mother of Belcher’s 3-month-old orphaned child.
As happens so very happen, the Left misses the mark again.
Women in the United States and Canada who live with a man they are not married to are NINE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE KILLED BY THE BOYFRIEND than a married woman living with her husband. You can look it up.*
Cohabitation is the issue, not gun control. No law would have stopped Belcher from his heinous deed.
So while the Lefties out there are railing against guns, you now know better: It’s the cohabitation, stupid.
* Todd Shackelford, “Cohabitation, Marriage and Murder,” Aggressive Behavior 27 (2001): 284-291. Margo Wilson, Martin Daly and C. Wright, “Uxoricide in Canada: Demographic Risk Patterns,” Canadian Journal of Criminology 35 (1993): 263-291.