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Ladies, It’s Time for Gun Control

By Jenny Yejin Park

An average of 760 Americans are killed annually with guns by their spouses, ex-spouses, or intimate partners. Eighty percent of those victims were women. In 2013, as many as 280 women were fatally shot during an argument with their abuser [1].

Korey Franklin once said, “It just takes one person to make a difference and that’s what we do every night.” You probably don’t know who Korey Franklin is. Franklin is a police officer who joined the Boston Police Department as a Cadet in 2007. In 2013, he joined the Gang Unit as a Patrol Officer [2]. In 2017, he was named one of Boston’s Police Officers of the Year. On Christmas Eve 2018, he shot his wife [3]. Thankfully, it was a non-fatal injury, unlike the fate of so many other women.

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