Feeling pretty shaky myself. Maybe too much coffee?
A mass shooting is merely a shooting where several people or more are injured or killed. It doesn't matter what circumstance.
True and I believe the number is generally accepted as 4, wounded or dead.
A mass shooting is where the suspect intends to take his problems out on society not some other crime related incident that happened to involve more than 3 victims.
There is a lack of consensus on how to define a mass shooting.
In the United States, there are several different, but common, definitions of mass shootings. The Congressional Research Service defines mass shootings, as multiple, firearm, homicide incidents, involving 4 or more victims at one or more locations close to one another. The FBI definition is essentially the same. Often there is a distinction made between private and public mass shootings (e.g., a school, place of worship, or a business establishment). Mass shootings undertaken by foreign terrorists are not included, no matter how many people die or where the shooting occurs.
2?!a single incident involving the shooting with one or more firearms of a number of people, but more than two
The FBI doesn’t define “mass shooting” as its own term; it only defines a “mass murderer” as someone who kills four or more people in one location—and that doesn’t necessarily have to be with a firearm. The most accepted definition of a mass shooting, then, is as a single incident in which four or more people are shot or killed. A mass shooting typically occurs in a single place and time but can include multiple locations in close proximity to each other, as was the case in Atlanta. The Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a leading organization on the topic, uses this definition—as does the Giffords Law Center.
We can certainly observe some sociopathic traits. Megalomania is also a character (flaw) in many power seekers. In political figures, it is more readily observable - a recent exception to some degree: a president who actually lost wealth and suffered persecution and prosecution for the greater sake of the nation.Actually, CEO's are typically sociopaths as well.
The study notes, however, that while mass shootings have become the public face of gun violence, they account for less than 1% of the 40,000 firearm deaths each year.True and I believe the number is generally accepted as 4, wounded or dead. But the distinction I'm trying to make is the often
lack of clearly stated facts in news reports. The focus has been on non gang related shootings and using a number that includes
gang shootings for what I see as an oft times anti-gun approach to reporting. Gang shootings and the resultant community
sorrow are sad and ugly. Additionally deaths by firearms also include suicides, though not considered mass shootings.
I fully agree, but the prospect of losing your gun rights will also prevent those that need help from seeking it.
You had me until the last part, but I did need a good chuckle so thank you.We can certainly observe some sociopathic traits. Megalomania is also a character (flaw) in many power seekers. In political figures, it is more readily observable - a recent exception to some degree: a president who actually lost wealth and suffered persecution and prosecution for the greater sake of the nation.
1- we should try not to confuse "idiot" with "crazy".I doubt that the Founding Fathers would've wanted the village idiot to have a musket.
Up until very recently, 'mass shooting' has always been used to imply a random act of gunfire perpetrated by some disturbed, depraved person with no particular objective other than to kill as many strangers as possible and for reasons known only to the looney tune shooter. Vegas, San Bernardino, Sutherland Springs, for example. School shootings would also fall into this category, as would those aimed at a particular ethic, racial, or religious identity group... like the time some Muslims shot up a Jewish deli in Brooklyn and the media IMMEDIATELY blamed Trump cuz 'white supremacy' until it was discoverd the shooters were ideologically driven by their religuous hatred of Jews and were in fact not white supremacists. Even that congress lady who married her brother got in on that gaslight...Some exclude gang shootings from the "mass shooting" definition, I guess they don't count.
Yup.Video games and antidepressants.
The study notes, however, that while mass shootings have become the public face of gun violence, they account for less than 1% of the 40,000 firearm deaths each year.