Mass Shooting Analysis Finds Strong Domestic Violence Connection
By Melissa Jeltsen
A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family violence.
The analysis, performed by Michael Bloomberg's gun violence prevention group, Everytown for Gun Safety, looked at mass shootings that took place between January 2009 and July 2014. In that span of five and a half years, the group identified 110 mass shootings, which were defined as shootings in which at least four people were murdered with a firearm. Of those shootings, at least 57 percent were related to domestic or family violence.