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Murder - Attempted Suicide in Los Angeles

Posted on the 05 November 2012 by Mikeb302000
The LA Times reports
A man was in critical condition after he shot and killed woman outside a San Pedro home then turned the gun on himself, Los Angeles police said Saturday.
The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 3100 block of Almeria Street, according to a police officer at the LAPD’s Harbor station.
The suspect, described only as a man in his 40s, chased a 45-year-old woman out of the home and fired two shots at her, striking her in the head. The suspect then called 911 and reported the shooting.
Arriving officers cleared the home and found the man with a single gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. 

Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
There's no doubt that guns are bad news for women when it comes to domestic violence. The pro-gun response is usually one of two things.  Either they say the women should be armed to protect themselves, which of course is typically short-sighted as the Meleanie Hain case illustrated, or they say women also abuse men in domestic disputes.  That one is so defensive and stupid we don't even respond to it.
The fact is that most of these cases of domestic abuse, male-on-female, with a gun are carried out by so-called law-abiding gun owners. These are hidden criminals, assuming this is not their very first time acting as abuser, and they are covered in the Famous 10% under at least one category.
Men like that are not qualified to own guns, yet the ranks of lawful-gun owners are generously sprinkled with these unfit examples.
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