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Fact Check: 355 Mass Shootings So Far in 2015?


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Connie
- 1199 days ago - truthinmedia.com
Mass Shooting Tracker's definition of a mass shooting is so broad that it included a BB gun attack by two children which resulted in no serious injuries in its data set.



   

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Animae C (507)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 7:02 pm
12,223 people have been killed in the US by firearms so far this year, and 24,722 people injured.

So many people die annually from gunfire in the US that the death toll between 1968 and 2011 eclipses all wars ever fought by the country.
1.4 million firearm deaths in that period, compared with 1.2 million US deaths in every conflict from the Revolutionary War to Iraq!!!

According to figures from the US Department of Justice and the Council on Foreign Affairs
11,385 people died on average annually in firearm incidents in the US between 2001 and 2011.

Gun violence and terrorism: The US spends more than a trillion dollars per year defending itself against terrorism, which kills a tiny fraction of the number of people killed by ordinary gun crime.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34996604
 

MmAway M (522)
Thursday December 3, 2015, 9:11 pm
More at site and thank you Connie...

The Washington Post reported yesterday that there have been 355 mass shootings so far in 2015. Other mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times have also reported that mass shootings have surged to the extent that they occur at an average pace of around once per day.

While definitions of mass shootings vary based on who is calculating the statistics, the source that these articles are relying on to come to such a shocking number calculates the stat in a vastly different manner than the ways law enforcement agencies have traditionally evaluated them."

So Sad
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Athena F (131)
Friday December 4, 2015, 6:43 pm
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