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Once again, the reason this country does nothing about the link between intimate partner violence and mass shootings is that if we banned people with history of IPV from having guns, up to *half* of current police officers would have to be disarmed.
(Yes, I personally think that's a feature, not a bug, but the people who are in charge don't.)
Statistics vary based on the methodology of the studies, but the most common say that 30-50% of police officers have a history of intimate partner violence. It is the most common profession for people with an IPV problem to have.
Why? Because the culture supports it. Toxic masculinity + importance of "respect" and saving face + authoritarian attitudes + the thin blue line meaning victims can't report and get any legal recourse.
There is no strong correlation with mental illness and violence, much less mass shootings.

There IS a strong correlation with mental illness and being the VICTIM of violence.

There IS a strong correlation between mass shooters and intimate partner abusers.
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