Think about comparing terrorist attacks to mass shootings in America

#1: More guns don’t make you safer

#2: Shootings are more frequent

#3: Restricting sales works

#4: Background checks work

❝ In most restrictive background checks performed in developed countries, citizens are required to train for gun handling, obtain a license for hunting or provide proof of membership to a shooting range.

Individuals must prove that they do not belong to any “prohibited group,” such as the mentally ill, criminals, children or those at high risk of committing violent crime, such as individuals with a police record of threatening the life of another.

❝ Here’s the bottom line. With these provisions, most U.S. active shooters would have been denied the purchase of a firearm.

Please, RTFA for all the points examined by Frederic Lemieux. At a minimum, you may learn a few new facts about the reality of American background checks.

#5: Not all mass shootings are terrorism

#6: Historical comparisons may be flawed

One thought on “Think about comparing terrorist attacks to mass shootings in America

  1. 4theRecord says:

    “According to some sources, this is the 338th mass shooting in 273 days of 2017, meaning America is now a place where at least once a day, someone shoots four or more people.”
    (“The Gun Lobby Is Down to Its Last, Unconvincing Excuse” By Matt Taibbi) http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-gun-lobby-is-down-to-its-last-unconvincing-excuse-w506851 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) response to descriptions of the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting http://www.nabj.org/news/294254/NABJ-NAHJ-clarify-use-of-mass-shooting-language.htm “…Sunday’s shooting has, on several occasions, been referred to as “the worst mass shooting in American history,” which negates several other incidents in U.S. history, many involving minority victims. For example, more than 100 black people were killed in the East St. Louis Massacre in 1917. More than 100 black people were gunned down during a mass shooting in Colfax, La., in 1873.” (see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_riot )

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