Domestic violence situations can be dangerous not just for the victim of the attack. This article discusses attacks on law enforcement who respond to these calls.
The story of a Kentucky sheriff who was murdered 40 years after he arrested someone following a domestic incident is incredibly disturbing, and close to home.
The federal government responded to these dangers by passing a law in 1968 restricting gun possession for people who have protective order and domestic violence convictions. Obviously, though, the law can’t prevent such crimes, but only punish the offenders after the fact.
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