By Matt Hamilton

Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the two San Bernadino shooters, grew up with a violent father. His mother applied several times for divorce and domestic violence protection, in these applications she described the physical and emotional abuse directed at her and her children.

Perhaps this experience contributed to his mental state, and his decision to inflict violence on others. Research indicates that those who grow up with CDV are much more likely to engage in violent crime as adults.

Perhaps part of our conversation on gun violence in the US should include considerations about domestic violence.

You can find more details in this LA Times piece HERE

Source: LA Times