Study Finds Men With Legal Guns Are to Blame for Mass Shootings
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Saint Paul, MN
#1 Feb 25, 2013
Most Mass Shootings Target Women and Families; Study Finds Men With Legal Guns Are to Blame
new analysis of 56 mass shootings across America since 2009 finds women and family members are the most frequent victims, and that the shooter almost always acquired his guns legally, in cases where the gun source is known.
“In at least 32 of the cases (57 percent), the shooter killed a current or former spouse or intimate partner or other family member, and at least eight of those shooters had a prior domestic violence charge,” the Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on mass shootings said, suggesting that the problem of gun violence is far more related to violence against women in homes than rampages in public settings such as schools and theaters.
The study also found that in the cases where the source of the guns was known, almost all were acquired legally: only two examples were given of mass killings with a stolen or illegal gun. That finding runs counter to the gun lobby’s oft-cited rhetoric that only criminals abuse guns.
“We had sufficient evidence to judge whether the shooter was a prohibited gun possessor in 42 of the 56 incidents,” the report said, referring to laws barring ex-felons, mentally ill people, drug addicts and other categories of people from owning guns.“Of those 42 incidents, 15 (36 percent) involved a prohibited possessor and 27 (64 percent) did not.”
#2 Feb 25, 2013
This is why women must become as familiar with guns as these men.
And,since when does a man shooting his former wife or girlfriend equal a "mass shooting?" The idiots who write this leftist crap never seem to know what they're talking about, yet the name-changing trolls will cut-and-paste it on this stupid forum.
#3 Feb 25, 2013
So, bullets flying is safer, than no guns... where a entire family is concerned ?? Stick to what you know, dumb animal. I suggest, slop and fruit rinds...
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