(Talking about pulling the gun stats from Mass Shooting Tracker)
"That definition of four or more shot rarely translate into four
or more killed. One-third of these 'mass shootings' result in no
fatalities and only 5% are mass killings. However, this scary one-a-day
statistic is rolled out whenever there is a large-scale mass killing,
allowing unsophisticated readers to make the wrong connection."
James Allan Fox, Prof of Criminology, Law and Public Policy
at Northwestern University.
This is from Mark Perry of The American Enterprise Institute:
http://tinyurl.com/h5m6wxj There's a chart showing the increase
of gun ownership and decline of gun related deaths in the last 20
years. The gun homicide rate has fallen almost 50% in that period.
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But when a drug deal is part of the count, it is very misleading. When
someone is injured when running away from a one on one shooting, it adds to
the statistics. Very misleading. Intentionally misleading, of course.
On Sat, 5 Dec 2015 11:13:41 -0800, "taxed and spent"
I think it's important to realize this, but it's also important to
know if and how much mass shooting are increasing, whether people are
killed or not.
Life is complicated. It's similar to needing to remember that if a
carpet store is advertising n dollars a yard, but they insist on
measuring your house so that you need 1.5 times as many yards as the
other company does, you're not getting such a good deal.
It's got to be really rare that more than 1 or 2 people are shot at a
drug deal. People don't come in crowds to drug deals. There is one
dealer and one buyer. And they dont' do it in the middle of an
unknowing crowd. But given all that, if one starts shooting and puts
a bullet in 4 or more people, the incident should be counted.
If there was a one-on-one shooting and someone is injured (do you mean
shot?) by running away, then at most 3 people have been shot. Under
why don't you read the article I provided the link to?
"And, in fact, gang-related shootings, crimes that occasion gunfire,
disputes among families and friends that turn explosive - these account for
the vast majority of "mass" gun violence in the United States. The
Congressional Research Service reports that, of the average of 21 mass
shootings (their definition) annually between 1991 and 2013, "familicides"
and shootings "attributable to an underlying criminal activity or
commonplace circumstance" were both almost twice as common as "mass public
shootings" of the sort that more commonly arrest the public eye."
no, I mean injured, not shot.
There are obvious problems, one identified by the FBI in a 2014 report on
active-shooter situations, which couches its own statistics by noting: A
handful of those identified as "wounded" were not injured by gunfire but
rather suffered injuries incidental to the event, such as being hit by
flying objects/shattered glass or falling while running."
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