The Cycle | December 05, 2012
>>> we got a lot of feedback for something i said in the show, so much i thought i should respond to it. the subject was guns and domestic violence and here's what i said.
>> in a h times more likely to end in homicide. a woman living in a house way gun is five times more likely to be murdered. two-thirds of all women who are killed by guns in this country, by the way, that's five women a day, two-thirds are in domestic disturbances. you don't say it's just about the gun here and we're ignoring domestic violence . there's a link here. i probably seemed pretty worked up, i was and i am. it's how i feel every time i hear about an innocent life taken by gun violence . the loss of life saddens me but what enrages me is the fact it's going to happen again and again. i received thoughtful dissents and i got a lot of critical e-mails that employed an argument that doesn't hold ?up. the claim focusing on guns was pointless. surprising number of e-mailers brought up nicole brown simpson , the same woman i believe o.j. simpson killed with a knife in 1994 . see, they said, guns have nothing to do with this. suppose you want to ban all knives, too. yes, of course, guns aren't the only tool a killer can use. there are plenty of cases of deadly domestic violence where a gun is nowhere in sight. let's not talk about anecdotes. let's talk about statistics. if it's not a gun, it will just be some other weapon. argument was valid then you would expect domestic disputes would be just as likely to turn deadly with or without guns. in the death houses most or all of the deaths would be from shooting. the numbers say there is a -- that there is a huge difference between the likelihood of a domestic dispute turning deadly in a house with a gun than in a house without one. i'm not calling for banning guns. from a policy standpoint, i don't know what i am calling for, except this, can we blees acknowledge the statistics out there that show a clear link between deadly domestic violence and guns? can we use that information as the basis for a real conversation about what we can do so that stories