The FBI defines mass murder as four or more murders occurring during a particular event with no cooling-off period between the murders.
In 2012, out of a population of 313 million, just 6 people chose to become mass murderers.
That is the proverbial microscopic spec on the point of a needle lost in the biggest haystack youve ever seen.
Anecdote from Holman Jenkins column, WSJ, Dec. 19, 2012:
“Dean Martin was once pulled over on a Los Angeles freeway and found to have an unregistered pistol. A reporter asked if the singer thought everyone should be allowed to carry a gun.
“’No, just me,’ he answered.”
Eminently sane, refreshingly honest—lol!
“In 2012, out of a population of 313 million, just 6 people chose to become mass murderers. That is the proverbial microscopic spec on the point of a needle lost in the biggest haystack youve ever seen.”
An important point for the liberals. The bigger the haystack, the more people you can disqualify from owning guns.
There is also the definition problem. Obama has redefined the official terrorist profile by DHS from Muslim male between 15 and 30 to white, Christian, and concerned with the size of the federal government. Not too hard to redefine mentally ill in light of that.
Finally, combine a mental illness standard with Obamacare. Dept of HHS will have information about every doctor’s visit and psychiatrist visit you make, ever. The secretary of HHS already has the authority to share your information with any “federal, state, or local” government agency, in their discretion. Go to a shrink for anxiety and get put on the no-gun list. Remember, no doctor will be able to practice medicine if they are on the HHS s##tlist. How many will go along to keep their jobs.