Let me be clear: this article is not meant to undermine the tragedy and loss incurred through mass shooting events. Whether they happen domestically or abroad, the pain they cause is very real. But I do find it interesting that according to a recent study by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), a majority of mass shooting events occur overseas.
In order to discuss this topic, I’m first going to need to define what constitutes a mass shooting. We’ll go with the FBI’s own definition — something the CPRC also uses.
According to the FBI, the term “mass murder” has been defined generally as a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered, within one event, and in one or more locations in close geographical proximity. 1
Now, this term has been politicized and used in all sorts of agendas but ultimately, when we look at the statistics, we see a stark thing arise: countries where people aren’t armed generally suffer more than the United States.
Let’s break down that logic. Someone with the intent to commit harm to others has a much greater chance of going through with it if he’s not worried someone else will shoot him first. In …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation