Penn Live asdks a rhetorical question, and gets the anser wrong.
Briefly quoting the Penn LIve item linked above:
By Charles Thompson | firstname.lastname@example.org
Every elected politician in Pennsylvania is a committed foe of domestic violence.
Most elected lawmakers in Pennsylvania are committed supporters of gun owners’ rights.
So what happens when these two popular causes clash?
First, for those who are unclear, domestic violence is as assault, purely and simply. Reports of domestic violence are folded into the assault numbers in the FBI Uniform Crime Report, therefore domestic violence is assault, except in rare cases where assault becomes murder. That said…
Here in the real world, where we pull down musty books to check the facts, domestic violence is, at heart, just “explicit interpersonal violence,” with a spouse as victim instead of a neighbor, a co-worker, or some drunken bum who stepped on the perpetrators grass. And, not surprisingly, we know quite a lot about non-verbal, explicit, interpersonal violence. Just as we know a lot about restrictive gun laws, since we have the results of more than 57,.569 such laws to refer to.
What happens to explicit interpersonal violence rates when gun control is imposed can be shown in any chart of the results of those laws. Here is one, of the hundreds of charts showing the bloody results of gun control I have:
Not only does violent crime rates, particularly “assault with a deadly weapon,” now known as “aggravated assault rates soar, the serious domestic violence cases reported to the police, which are very much included in that chart, also soar.
And, when restrictive gun laws are relaxed, violen crime rates fall and so do domestic violence cases.
So how do you protect domestic partners from spousal violence?
The first step is to repeal or preempt the restrictive gun laws that resulted in high rates of domestic violence.
the second is to deregulate the economy, so spouses frustrated by poverty do not take their rage out on other people, particularly their domestic partner.
And the third factor is to make domestic violence something no loving partner would do.
But there is one thing that must NOT be done at all costs. Gun controls must not be tightened or imposed, because that is the way to high domestic violence rates.
The very same results the gun contorl campaign between 21963 and 1968m followed by the Gun Control Act of 1968 drove violent crime rates sky high/