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Response to lunatica (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 5, 2016, 02:17 PM

29. What's your basis for claiming that?

Mother Jones has a methodology that shows that "mass shootings", by their definition, have increased in frequency in recent years. That methodology also said there have been 72 mass shootings in the US since 1982 (and 84 in Europe during that same period).

A different definition of mass shootings, which doesn't exclude victims of color, produces much higher numbers of them, but also loses the ability to say they are more common now than before; by that metric (ie, "mass shooting" simply as literally "more than 3 people shot" mass shootings have been declining in frequency for two decades.

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