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There Will Be Another Mass Shooting. This Is What the Data Tell Us About It (1 Viewer)


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The most accurate fact is the correlation between mental illness and involvement in mass shootings.
The next mass shooting will take place on February 12, 2014, in Spokane, Washington. It will be committed by an emotionally disturbed, 38 year-old white man who will kill seven people and wound six more at a place he used to work using a semi-automatic handgun he purchased legally in the state. That, at least, is what a look at the data on past such shootings might indicate. We'll say at the outset: Every assertion in the first paragraph is a function of probability, not fact. The next mass shooting — which will happen somewhere, sometime — will almost certainly not be in that place at that time. But a look at the historic data on such killings, compiled and shared by Mother Jones magazine, makes each of those predictions defensible.
If President Obama's second term has been beset by "unpredictable calamities" like the Navy Yard shooting, in the words of the Washington Post's David Nakamura, we thought we'd try and offer a little prediction. Especially since, if such incidents occur at the same pace for the rest of Obama's term as they have since 2009, there could be 14 more before he leaves office.
There Will Be Another Mass Shooting. This Is What the Data Tell Us About It - Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire
There will be another mass shooting and there will be another terrorist bomb. Until all people are free, there will be war.

50,000 people will die in vehicle accidents this year in America.

50,000 children will die from lack of food and water today.
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There will be all manner of violent crime, just as many will ruin their lives (and those that depend on them) by abusing recreational drugs that are banned nationwide. All the laws that we have are occasionally broken but making more laws to give criminals an advantage will not help to reduce crime. ;)
And the people of America will continue to feed the large news networks reasons to cover these crimes. Who speaks for the thousands of people that are killed in stabbings, single person shootings, etc? What network will be willing to remember somebody that won't get them the big bucks. People and their priorities are mixed up. When 13 people die in a shooting it is on the news for weeks, when 1 person dies we are lucky to even get the victims name.

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