And while violence within marriages has gone down, "boyfriends are becoming an increasingly large proportion of those who commit intimate-partner homicides," says Shannon Frattaroli, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Gun Policy and Research.
Meanwhile, Frattaroli says, our poorly written laws make women — particularly single women — more vulnerable to gun violence than they need to be.
"Being armed with the facts isn’t anti-gun, it’s pro-information.The third message was from a woman who said, "I’m very sorry for your loss.The suspect is in custody."Shannon started screaming.A stream of frightening text messages had begun the night Shayley had filed the protective order.Zubko had sent Shayley’s roommate a text saying, "She will be brutally murdered, from Russia with love." But Shayley had assured her mom that he was bluffing.
He was waiting for her when she arrived home from work, according to the police report.