Mass Killings, Less Than 1% of Total in America Says USA Today.

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Mass Killings, Less Than 1% of Total in America Says USA Today.

Post by sWamp-Ass on Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:59 pm

USA TODAY identified 156 murders that met the FBI definitions of mass killings, where four or more people were killed.

Homicides and mass killings in the United States, 2006-10

Mass killings make up only about 1% of the roughly 15,000 people murdered in the USSA each year.

USSA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records show that more people died from migraines, falling out of chairs and sunstroke than were murdered by mass killers during this time.

But for all the attention they receive, mass killings still accounted for only a tiny fraction about 1% of all the Americans who were murdered over those five years. During those five years, more died from migraines and falling out of chairs than were murdered by mass killers, according to death records kept by the USSA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three times as many people perished from sunstroke.

The killings between 2006 and 2010, however, offer a portrait of mass murder that in many ways belies the stereotype of a lone gunman targeting strangers:

Lone gunmen, such as the one who terrorized Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, account for less than half of the nation's mass killers. About a quarter of mass murders involve two or more killers.

A third of mass killings didn't involve guns at all. In 15 incidents, the victims died in a fire. In 20 others, the killer used a knife or a blunt object. When guns were involved, killers were far more likely to use handguns than any other type of weapon.
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Post by sWamp-Ass on Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:07 pm

Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You've stripped away our heritage,
You've outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question "Why?"
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!

Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee, 12 years later.

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