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Comparing the Global Rate of Mass Public Shootings to the U.S.ís and Changes Over time
Social Science Research Network ^ | November 22, 2018 | John R Lott Jr

Posted on 11/24/2018 3:13:16 PM PST by richardb72

Please download a copy of this important new report:

Abstract

The U.S. is well below the world average in terms of the number of mass public shootings, and the global increase over time has been much bigger than for the United States.

Over the 18 years from 1998 to 2015, our list contains 2,354 attacks and at least 4,880 shooters outside the United States and 53 attacks and 57 shooters within our country. By our count, the US makes up less than 1.15% of the mass public shooters, 1.49% of their murders, and 2.20% of their attacks. All these are much less than the US’s 4.6% share of the world population. Attacks in the US are not only less frequent than other countries, but they are also much less deadly on average.

Out of the 97 countries where we have identified mass public shootings occurring, the United States ranks 64th in the per capita frequency of these attacks and 65th in the murder rate. Not only have these attacks been much more common outside the US, the US’s share of these attacks have declined over time. There has been a much bigger increase over time in the number and severity of mass shootings in the rest of the world compared to the US.

(Excerpt) Read more at ssrn.com ...


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1 posted on 11/24/2018 3:13:17 PM PST by richardb72
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To: humblegunner

It looks more like a school research paper.

Not really news, but not a blog pimp.

Don’t care either way.


3 posted on 11/24/2018 3:19:52 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: richardb72

Interesting graph in the download. The U.S. rate is equal to the rate in Western Europe which has mores restrictive gun laws. In the places where the rate is higher, it is a lot higher (S.America, Africa).


4 posted on 11/24/2018 3:23:57 PM PST by Flick Lives
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To: richardb72

But attacks on the Ruling Globalist Elites are DOWN where the population is disarmed!!!!


5 posted on 11/24/2018 3:28:07 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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To: richardb72
The Schnitzel Republic" website has an article titled "Why Mass Shootings Are Rare in Germany" which gives an interesting insight as to the gun owner situation over there. At present, it's the ninth item down the page.
6 posted on 11/24/2018 3:30:17 PM PST by Oatka
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To: Flick Lives

Israel is in a class all its own, because the shooters tend not to live very long, since there are enough armed citizens to stop them.


7 posted on 11/24/2018 3:31:17 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I think you are in the wrong church and wrong pew.
Lots of trolls hereabouts.

The article demonstrates how absurd gun coontrol really is.

Got a problem with that?


8 posted on 11/24/2018 3:32:16 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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To: richardb72

One problem I see with the analysis is that it does not include countries that did not have mass public shootings during the period studied.


9 posted on 11/24/2018 3:37:37 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Vermont Lt

It’s informative. It’s useful. End of story. Thanks.


10 posted on 11/24/2018 3:37:51 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: richardb72

Talk about an Inconvenient Truth...


11 posted on 11/24/2018 3:38:21 PM PST by oldvirginian ( Buckle up kids, rough road ahead.)
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To: marktwain
The article does mention that 87 countries did not have mass shootings. Not that the fact means much.

Non-reporting is common in much of the world.

12 posted on 11/24/2018 3:46:25 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Oatka

Interesting the Germans take mental illness seriously - what with their recent history.

Have no clue what German culture is like today, but they have a tendency to be.....regimnted and....socialist.

Perhaps the Germans are serious about keeping weapons from udesireables.But in reviewing gun control agendas in places like Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, etc., its quite clear the Democrat and RINO gun control agendas are all TOTALLY about banning firearms altogether. Aside from their connections with white western Europeans and “toxic masculinity”, thry clearly view them as a dangerous impediment to a national refutation of enlightment political theory, basic human rights, constitutional government - all those things contemporary Europeans never quite understood from the French Revolution on.


13 posted on 11/24/2018 3:54:02 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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To: humblegunner

Lott is a major gun researcher, an honest one. Your aim gets worse every year. And you are boring.


14 posted on 11/24/2018 3:54:54 PM PST by narses (Censeo praedatorium gregem esse delendum.)
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To: marktwain

Uhh, like Cuba and Venezuela? Mass shooting there are limited to official government actions.


15 posted on 11/24/2018 3:56:08 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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No...I was referring to HG’s standard attack on anyone posting, what he deems, as unworthy material; better known as blogs.

I was not referring to the content, which I found interesting.


16 posted on 11/24/2018 3:57:52 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: Eleutheria5

Why the attacks? I was defending the article. Jeez.


17 posted on 11/24/2018 3:59:06 PM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: Vermont Lt

O,k, I see. Sorry.


18 posted on 11/24/2018 3:59:39 PM PST by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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To: richardb72

What’s the difference between a “mass public shooting” and a plain “mass shooting?”


19 posted on 11/24/2018 4:15:00 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe)
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What’s the difference between a “mass public shooting” and a plain “mass shooting?”

Enormous differences.

Mass public shooting used to mean a rampage shooting of unrelated people in a public setting, where four or more people, not the shooter, were killed.

This was to differentiate rampage shootings, which the public was concerned about, and which was given enormous publicity, from ordinary gang shooting drive bys and domestic shootings/killings.

Those who wish us disarmed, changed the definition to expand to "mass shootings", which they defined as any shooting in which four people were injured, whether they were injured by gun fire, fleeing the scene, or being hit by a car, as I recall. This inflated the number of "mass public shootings" in the public mind. The difference in the numbers is about a hundred to one, as I recall.

Lott, in this research, uses the first definition which was used by the FBI for years.

The difference is one of propaganda.

20 posted on 11/24/2018 4:32:47 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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