By Tom Knighton
Anti-gun activists love to claim that the United States leads the world in mass shootings. For most Americans, a single study is all they needed to believe that. After all, as Americans, we tend to think the world revolves around us to some degree. Not individually, but as a nation, it seems we tend not pay that much attention to the rest of the world. So, we hear about mass shootings here and not much of anywhere else.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t happen there.
“There’s a study!” anti-gunners will claim.
Sure. It’s basically a pile of male bovine excrement.
Lankford’s study reported that over the 47 years there were 90 public mass shooters in the United States and 202 in the rest of world. Lankford hasn’t released his list of shootings or even the number of cases by country or year. We and others, both in academia and the media, have asked Lankford for his list, only to be declined. He has also declined to provide lists of the news sources and languages he used to compile his list of cases.
These omissions are important because Lankford’s entire conclusion would fall apart if he undercounted foreign cases due to lack …Read the Rest
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