Skip to comments.Mass Shootings in America: Anatomy of a Hyped Statistic
Posted on 09/08/2018 10:56:35 PM PDT by rogerantone1
Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs -- but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood -- a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S. experience anything approaching Americas mayhem at the hands of shooters who randomly slaughter people in public places?
(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...
good read. well explains why a statistic, or a poll for that matter, is only as good, fair or honest as the individual doing the study. once again it bears repeating the old proverb:
There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics.
it’s a bit ironic that real clear politics is publishing this article, since this proverb applies to them and their “averaged” polling pollsters most particularly:
to real clear politics: how is it again that an amalgam of hidden agenda driven errors can somehow turn out to be correct? i’d rather go to a bookie as his own skin is on the line in the product he sells.
I have long suspected that many countries intentionally hide their statistics on such things as mass shootings.
This article confirmed that suspicion.
Plus, there are only two countries in the world with larger populations than the US. I’m sure that India and China aren’t making any effort to collect or disseminate any data on mass shootings in their respective countries.
This was worth the time to read. Well done.
Way too long. Skip down to where it says John R Lott Jr if you want to get to the point.
“It also means that instead of having 31 percent of the worlds mass shootings, the United States has fewer than 3 percent. The key takeaway here is that, with 4.4 percent of the worlds population, the U.S. has less than its share of mass murderers, a finding that utterly undermines the prevailing narrative.”
Add to that the fact that no other country has a second amendment and we’re quite sane and peaceful. The exception seems to be people on drugs(mostly prescribed) and insane leftists.
Everyone should read this article. Many thanks to the person who posted it.
I have long suspected that many countries intentionally hide their statistics on such things as mass shootings
I think we can reasonably assume communist dictatorships also dont include figures from government death squads in their official numbers.
The lefty researcher, Adam Lankford, still refuses to release his data or methods. Says it all right there.
John Lott took him apart. Bwaaahaaaha!
Mass media are the ones driving this. They glorify, the shootings, and deify the shooters. No names or pictures of the shooters should be put on Mass media. Americans have become obsessed wth fame and wealth. I guess with easing of survival human compassion has waned.
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