Samantha Bee released this segment about the relationship between mass shootings and domestic violence four days before the latest mass shooting at a Texas church which left 26 people dead and another 20 wounded.
She didn’t know that the shooter, 26 year old Devin Kelley “beat his wife, cracked his toddler stepson’s skull and was kicked out of the military. He drove away friends, drew attention from the police and abused his dog.”
Nor did she know that the military never entered Kelley’s name into a federal database that would have precluded him from buying a gun.
It is clear that none of these revelations would come as a surprise to her or to Rebecca Traister who wrote in July of 2016 “What Mass Killers Really Have in Common”.
Domestic violence and grievances against women are perhaps the best litmus test for determining a proclivity for mass violence and terrorism. Like the abuses, harassment and predations of Harvey Weinstein et al, they are ignored, covered up and denied in a monstrous web of complicity. And made even more deadly when guns are involved.
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