ATOMIKTIGER: Mass Shootings Are Responsible For Less than 100 Out of 12,000 Annual Homicides in the U.S.

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ATOMIK TIGER: Mass Shootings Are Responsible For Less than 100 Out of 12,000 Annual Homicides in the U.S.
atomiktiger­.blogspot.com – Massive media publicity over mass shootings in the last year have brought gun control back to the forefront in the U.S. Banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines are all the rage. Calls have been made for an honest national dialogue that puts every option on the table. An honest conversation ought to look at as complete of a picture as possible so we can correctly assess “just how big of an issue is it?”

To adequately evaluate this question, we should examine how many homicides there are in the U.S. overall, compared to homicides from firearms (handguns, rifles, shotguns), compared to homicides from rifles only (in which so-called “assault rifles” would fall), and homicides that occur in mass shootings. We ought to further compare homicides to other causes…

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