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By now, if you use any form of social media whatsoever, you’ve probably seen the scary “mass shootings map” published by PBS, leading people to believe that they live in a terrifying place and that strict gun control is the only answer. You’ve probably read some of the cries for
Federal agencies in the hands of big pharmaceutical companies, and politicians using gun control to give a false hope to the American people, distracts them from the real cause of the current state of the nation and the frequency of mass shootings.
Two of Bexar County’s finest were seen on surveillance footage and by multiple witnesses threatening to carry out a mass shooting after people refused to obey their commands.
John Lott, at the Crime Prevention Research Center, has his team try to duplicate Lankford’s research and found—surprise!—that Lankford considerably underestimated the number of mass shootings abroad. Lankford said there were about 90 over a 46-year period; Lott’s crew found thousands, leading them to believe that Lankford didn’t use foreign languages to search for data and that no translator cross-checked the information.
The NRA has a history of ignoring citizens who stop mass shootings or are killed for their Second Amendment rights—especially if they are black and their killers are the police.
A hero security guard stopped a mass shooting with his legal gun, saving an untold number of lives and was holding the suspect at gunpoint when police showed up and killed him.
The Marine veteran who murdered 12 people in California this week had PTSD and was likely prescribed medications tied to most mass shootings.
When a shooting was carried out in a state with strict gun laws by a woman who used a handgun, it is no surprise that the mainstream media quickly moved on to other news.
“When Lankford’s data is revised, the relationship between gun ownership rates and mass public shooters disappears,” Lott and Weisser write. “How could that be? One possibility is that guns don’t just enable mass shooters; gun owners can also deter and prevent such shootings. Another is that culture — not gun ownership — is a bigger factor in shootings.”