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Response to gejohnston (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 28, 2016, 02:50 PM

12. Further looking into things

 

turned up this from a redditor:

https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/3o9adl/auditing_the_mass_shooting_tracker/

He details how he read "every single source" on Mass Shooting Tracker (from 2013 to 2015) and found problems with 10% of their listings. That means that, if this percentage holds, we can assume that only 423 of the 470 listings for 2016 are accurate. I don't know about you, but that still seems like a lot.

Now of course their definition is "4 people injured or killed" in a shooting, but still that is a lot of mass gun violence.

Furthermore, no one is arguing that guns are not lethal weapons, and thus the distinction between "mass shootings (including injuries)" and "mass killings" really doesn't have any meaning. I mean, a mass shooting where 4 people are injured could pretty easily have turned into a mass killing.

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