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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2014, 04:14 PM

2. So what do you think about this?


You have no comments at all it seems.

I think some of these are from our increasing inequality of income and the failure of the bottom 95% to so much if any improvement over the last few years. That and also after the 80s, mental health treatment and the use of prescription drugs has gone up.

Let me quote another part of the same story you seem to have glossed over.

Some respected criminologists caution that the apparent rise in active shooter events, may not in fact be real.

"I'd be hesitant to declare trends based off a modest number of years and a modest amount of data," said Dr. James Alan Fox of Northeastern University, an expert in mass shootings who served on President Clinton's advisory panel on school shootings. Fox warns that researchers may have a difficult time finding older cases. "The question is in 2003, are you sure that all those cases that would today be called active shooters would have been locatable," said Fox. According to Fox's own research, the number of "mass killings" has stayed relatively flat over the last 35 years.

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