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Violence, in all of its forms, is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated.  In the midst of LGBT Pride Month, our country has experienced  the most deadly mass shooting in American history.  What we can predict, we can prevent.  There had been numerous warning signs in this mass murderer’s past, including domestic violence.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/omar-mateenorlando-nightclub-terrorists-ex-wife-says-he-beat-her-and-was-unstable-a7078231.html

Domestic violence and mass shootings are integrally linked in our country.  Last month, the New York Times published an analysis of 358 American shootings involving four or more casualties in 2015.

A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening

358 Shootings

462 Dead

1,330 Injured

Of these incidents, 39 of these mass shootings involved domestic violence.  “Domestic violence shootings … were among the deadliest.”  31% of American lives lost in mass shootings involved domestic violence.

39 Domestic Violence Cases

145 Dead

40 Injured

It is time we heed the warning signs.  Speak up when you see violence occurring.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), the nation’s first openly gay U.S. senator, issued a statement:

“As a nation, we have all witnessed a tragedy in Orlando. As we offer our thoughts and prayers, we also must come to terms with the fact that they are not enough. This was not only a horrific attack on the LGBT community, it was an attack on the freedoms we all hold dear. The question now for America is are we going to come together and stand united against hate, gun violence and terrorism? I understand it may not be easy, but I know we are better than this and it is past time to act together.”

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