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Old 02-19-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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I tried to make sure to get a decent number of sites so no one could really claim that I'm being biased here.


https://www.motherjones.com/politics...mass-shooters/






Nearly one-third of the world’s mass shootings have occurred in the United States, a new study finds. Adam Lankford, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Alabama, has released the first quantitative analysis of public mass shootings around the world between 1966 through 2012. Unsurprisingly, the United States came out on top—essentially in a league of its own.




https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/ameri...ics/index.html




On Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz, 19, arrived at the halls of his former school in Parkland, Florida. Armed with a rifle, he allegedly carried out a massacre that left 17 people dead.
In October 2017, 64-year-old gunman Stephen Paddock fired into crowds gathered at the Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 500 people were injured. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.


In 2016, an attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando left 49 people dead. In 2012, Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree in Newtown, Connecticut, killing his mother before murdering 26 students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School; in 2007, 32 people were killed in the Virginia Tech massacre.












Is Barack Obama correct that mass killings don't happen in other countries? | PolitiFact


The White House argues that Obama's second sentence qualifies the first, and added that PunditFact rated Mostly True the claim that "Americans are 20 times as likely to die from gun violence as citizens of other civilized countries." However, that claim refers to gun violence generally, not mass killings specifically, the topic of Obama's comment.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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If we knew the answer to the question, we could solve the riddle. Unfortunately, there is no one specific answer.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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If we knew the answer to the question, we could solve the riddle. Unfortunately, there is no one specific answer.


Could we? We know more gun control won't work banning guns will NEVER happen. I will agree there is no ONE specific fix for it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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We have more personal freedom which ultimately will result in more things going wrong compared to a nanny state where they micromanage things to protect everybody from everything.

Combine that with any male who doesn't have the ability to attract a woman and get laid, and the potential is always there for one of these psychological outcasts to go postal.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Mass shootings are statistically rare in the US. You're more likely to win the super lottery, or get struck by lightening than be a victim of a mass shooting. Go just south of the US border and you encounter some of the highest murder rates in the world.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Many Americans are nuts, and becoming increasingly angry, polarized, and idiotic. Also, the country's becoming increasingly unstable and unlike its founding. The more we drift from our roots, the more we slide towards oblivion. It's watching a sinking ship from on deck.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:34 PM
 
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Mass shootings are statistically rare in the US. You're more likely to win the super lottery, or get struck by lightening than be a victim of a mass shooting. Go just south of the US border and you encounter some of the highest murder rates in the world.
This.

Establishing public policy based on statistically insignificant events is irrational.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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The more we drift from our roots, the more we slide towards oblivion. It's watching a sinking ship from on deck.


I have to ask but, could you elaborate on this? I think I know where your going but I want to be sure.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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We have more personal freedom which ultimately will result in more things going wrong compared to a nanny state where they micromanage things to protect everybody from everything.

Combine that with any male who doesn't have the ability to attract a woman and get laid, and the potential is always there for one of these psychological outcasts to go postal.
Lots of democracies in the world. So that is not it.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:55 PM
 
Location: USA
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Mass shootings are statistically rare in the US. You're more likely to win the super lottery, or get struck by lightening than be a victim of a mass shooting. Go just south of the US border and you encounter some of the highest murder rates in the world.
Yep^, and in spite of the mass killings, we are at a 40 year low for murder involving firearms, but that doesn't get much play in the press.
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