Are Most Mass Shooters Also Domestic Violence Perpetrators?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensDecember 6, 2017 10:46 am,

Following the Sutherland Springs slayings, Texas legislator said that according to an advocacy group, perpetrators of domestic violence accounted for more than half of recent mass shootings.

In an email blast to constituents, State Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, an Austin Democrat, wrote that “perpetrators of domestic violence accounted for 54 percent of mass shootings between 2009 and 2016, according to the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.”

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Rep. Eddie Rodriguez’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Jen Rice.