Mass Shootings

in America

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Fact 2

The FBI counted 172 cases of mass killings between 2006 and 2011

Fact 3

Public massacres like newtown account for 1 and 6 mass killings.

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Fact 4

Breakups, estrangements and family arguments make up the majority of cases

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Rate of Mass Shootings Has Tripled Since 2011, Harvard Research Shows

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Fact 7

According to FBI data, over the past few decades there has been an average of 20 mass shootings a year in the U.S.

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A recent examination of 93 mass shootings from 2009 through September 2013, conducted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (2013), found no indication that any of the assailants were prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms because of mental illness.

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Fact 9

28% of public schools already employ armed security personal regularly; there is no way for armed guards to sufficiently protect every single one of their students in an event of a mass shooting.

Fact 10

Assault weapons were used in 24.6 percent of mass shootings, handguns in 47.9 percent.

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