By Paul Schmitt
Domestic violence has been linked to many mass shooting tragedies in the past as well as the one at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas last Sunday. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, an advocacy group, 54 percent of mass shootings in the past eight years have been perpetrated by domestic violence offenders. Help of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman says abusers and mass shooters share similar personality traits.
Even though mass shootings have become more common over time, experts say it is hard to put together a specific profile that fits every shooter. The Texas shooter was jailed for abusing his first wife. Authorities also said he had domestic problems involving his mother-in-law including sending threatening texts prior to the attack on Sunday, according to the Washington Post.