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Response to gejohnston (Reply #35)

Thu Dec 29, 2016, 12:27 PM

36. The definition

 

1.) I have asked this before on this thread: why is it not appropriate to talk about "shootings' rather than "killings"? You claim that he "chang[ed] the definition", but you never stated why this matters? Since we are talking about gun violence as a whole, rather than just about murders, it seems appropriate to me to talk about "mass shootings" as opposed to "mass murders".

2.) Self-defense cases in the Mass Shooting Tracker database: So some of these cases where four or more people were shot could be "self-defense?" It's possible that someone was defending themselves by shooting four or more people, but is it really likely enough to change the numbers by more than single digits?

"Most people think they are reasonable until it means shooting some sacred cows. " I agree, but that works two ways on this issue...

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