A report by the Violence Policy Center ranks Louisiana third in the nation for the rate of women killed by men. The report says 46 females were murdered by males in Louisiana in 2009. VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand says  this is a very sad statistic for Louisiana.  She says 60% of women killed by men are wives, ex-wives or girlfriends. Rand says 70% of the women were shot and killed with guns---and gun availability is also a factor in the ranking.