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    Mass Killings on the decline?

    Associated Press Story: Believe It or Not Mass Killings Are Not on the Rise, They Are on the Decline | TheBlaze.com

    While the perception in the wake of this year’s mass shootings has been that such acts are on the rise, the Associated Press found that it’s actually the exact opposite when you look at the data on a macro level.
    “There is no pattern, there is no increase,” says criminologist James Allen Fox of Boston’s Northeastern University.
    He adds that the random mass shootings that get the most media attention are the rarest.
    While mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, says.
    Chances of being killed in a mass shooting, he says, are probably no greater than being struck by lightning.

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    I see the Fox News, NRA and GOP spin/lie machine is hard at work.

    For the record... there should not be mass shootings at all.
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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    LOL, the "BLAZE"


    ohhh, and by the way, how come "the BLAZE" didnt link to the AP story??? hummm

    not a single f------ link!

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    I see the Fox News, NRA and GOP spin/lie machine is hard at work.

    For the record... there should not be mass shootings at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    LOL, the "BLAZE"


    ohhh, and by the way, how come "the BLAZE" didnt link to the AP story??? hummm

    not a single f------ link!

    Just..... out of curiosity....... What does it say about the two of you that you are so militantly against this good news that you seem to have jumped on the defensive about it?

    What do you have to gain so much from the INCREASE of mass shootings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Just..... out of curiosity....... What does it say about the two of you that you are so militantly against this good news that you seem to have jumped on the defensive about it?

    What do you have to gain so much from the INCREASE of mass shootings?

    ummmm, the "blaze" is misleading perhaps? Why doesnt the blaze link to the AP story so we can verify?

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Associated Press Story: Believe It or Not Mass Killings Are Not on the Rise, They Are on the Decline | TheBlaze.com

    While the perception in the wake of this year’s mass shootings has been that such acts are on the rise, the Associated Press found that it’s actually the exact opposite when you look at the data on a macro level.
    “There is no pattern, there is no increase,” says criminologist James Allen Fox of Boston’s Northeastern University.
    He adds that the random mass shootings that get the most media attention are the rarest.
    While mass shootings rose between the 1960s and the 1990s, they actually dropped in the 2000s. And mass killings actually reached their peak in 1929, Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections who has written a history of mass murders in America, says.
    Chances of being killed in a mass shooting, he says, are probably no greater than being struck by lightning.
    I'm sure those parents in Newtown are so relieved to hear this.
    The mob shootings of the 1920's were not aimed at our children. They were rival gangs killling each other.

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    ummmm, the "blaze" is misleading perhaps? Why doesnt the blaze link to the AP story so we can verify?
    Gee I don't know. Why haven't some of you done a little research on your own?

    No Rise in Mass Killings, but Their Impact Is Huge - ABC News

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Gee I don't know. Why haven't some of you done a little research on your own?

    No Rise in Mass Killings, but Their Impact Is Huge - ABC News

    Im more interested in why BECK didnt link to the article. Isnt this supposed to be standard practice?

    thanks for the link

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    ummmm, the "blaze" is misleading perhaps? Why doesnt the blaze link to the AP story so we can verify?
    Why it doesn't? Not sure. Maybe someone with the AP decided not to post it because it doesn't run well with the current trend of pushing gun control stories.

    The person they got the information from, however, is easily researchable if you bothered to look...

    James Alan Fox | news @ Northeastern

    James Alan Fox - Crime & Punishment blog - Boston.com

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    Re: Mass Killings on the decline?

    Mass shooting incidents are declining | Nation/World | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

    Crime declining:


    Gun ownership declining as a percentage:


    Hand guns are responsible for most gun-related homicides (goes to the argument re: assault weapon ban):


    Tried to go to the referenced articles but had a hard time finding them:
    New York City is also known for its strict gun control laws. Despite local laws, guns are often trafficked into cities from other parts of the United States, particularly the southern states.[99][131] Results from the ATF's Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative indicate that the percentage of imported guns involved in crimes is tied to the stringency of local firearm laws.[100]
    The references are:
    [99]: Article, "Gun Flows to Criminals Laid to Tiny Fraction of Dealers", Fox Butterfield, 1999, New York Times
    [131]: Article, "Guns and Violence", Garen Wintemute, 2000, Cambridge University Press
    [100]: "Youth Crime Interdiction Initiative", 1998, ATF
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