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Murder - Suicide in Connecticut

Posted on the 21 September 2012 by Mikeb302000 reports
The fatal shootings of a man and woman in Simsbury are being treated as a murder-suicide.
Police say they responded to the Meadows apartment complex on Route 10 just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after a woman called authorities to say her boyfriend was pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her and himself. 
A dispatcher then heard gunshots over the phone.
Officers found the woman and man dead and a toddler who wasn’t injured.
Every single day we read about people misusing guns who shouldn't have them in the first place.  Often it's men abusing women. The pro-gun crowd would love us to accept that there's no way to prevent this from happening, but that's just not the case.
Many of these people have had incidents in their lives which, if strict qualifications for gun ownership had been in effect, would have disqualified them.  Gun-rights people don't want that.
My ideas would remove guns from dangerous people at the first indication that they're dangerous, not after they end up killing someone. This maintenance combined with proper gun control laws would lead to a safer society.
Why would anyone oppose that? Everyone would benefit, even the irresponsible ones.
What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

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