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Just some facts to dispel NRA propaganda.  Yes, it really is getting worse.

According to a study obtained by Yahoo News, rampages like the Washington Navy Yard and Los Angeles airport shootings have tripled in recent years.

The report, written by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University, will be published next week in the “FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin,” a training publication for criminal justice professionals.

Researchers considered only active shootings in public settings where the primary motive appeared to be mass murder and at least one of the victims was unrelated to the suspect. Shootings during crimes such as bank robberies, drug deals, and gang violence were excluded.

The rate at which these events occurred went from approximately one event every other month between 2000 and 2008 (5 per year) to more than one a month between 2009 and 2012 (almost 16 per year),” the researchers wrote. “Our tracking also indicates that this increased rate has continued into 2013.”


The median number of people shot is five. The median number killed is two.


So don't believe anyone who tells you that "gun violence" is less.  Mass shootings are the most horrific form of gun violence and they are on the rise.

Originally posted to TomP on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 02:59 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Firearms Law and Policy.

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