6 thoughts on “Don’t Mass Shootings Qualify as U.S. Sport?

  1. Thoughts & Prayers says:

    There were 61 “active shooter” incidents in the United States in 2021, according to newly released FBI data – a 52 percent increase from the previous year and the highest on record.
    Last year’s attack spread across 30 states, leaving 103 people dead and 140 wounded, the report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Monday.

  2. Keeping score says:

    “After a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex., that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers last week, many politicians, public figures and gun-control advocates said the U.S. government should ensure mass shootings could not happen again.
    But mass shootings have already happened again — and again. At least 15 mass shootings have taken place across the United States since Tuesday, from California to Arizona to Tennessee.
    This Memorial Day weekend alone — spanning Saturday, Sunday and the federal holiday on Monday — there have been at least 12 mass shootings.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/05/30/mass-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-taft-chattanooga-uvalde/
    “…it’s easier to get a gun than baby formula right now. That’s unbelievable in this country that we live in.” Golden State Warriors guard Damion Lee after being asked about the mass shooting in Texas on Tuesday.

  3. Finals says:

    AMES, Iowa (6/3/22) A man shot and killed two female victims, then killed himself, in a parking lot outside Ames’ Cornerstone Church Thursday night, according to police and officials at the church. https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2022/06/02/shooting-iowa-ames-cornerstone-church-3-people-dead-sheriff/7492598001/
    While there weren’t enough victims for the shooting to qualify as a mass shooting, the shooting in Ames follows several high-profile mass shootings. Ten people were killed at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store on May 14. Twenty-one people — including 19 students — were killed at a Uvalde, Texas, school on May 24. And four people were killed at a Tulsa, Oklahoma, medical building Wednesday.

    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.
    These formulations are certainly workable, but the threshold of 4 or more deaths is arbitrary. There are also important exclusions. For example, if 10 people are shot but only 2 dies, the incident is not a mass shooting. Homicides by other means also are not counted. If 5 people are purposely run down and killed by an individual driving motor vehicle, the deaths do not count because a firearm is not involved. There also are inclusions that can seem curious because the motives of perpetrators are not considered when defining a mass shooting. https://crim.sas.upenn.edu/fact-check/what-mass-shooting-what-can-be-done

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