Mass Killings in the US

Top Ten Facts about Mass Killings in the US

10. Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the country

"Twelve Facts about Guns and Mass Shootings in the United States." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

9. 15 of the 25 worst mass shootings in the last 50 years took place in the United States

"Twelve Facts about Guns and Mass Shootings in the United States." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

8. Of the 11 deadliest shootings in the US, five have happened from 2007 onward

"Twelve Facts about Guns and Mass Shootings in the United States." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

7.The percentage in favor of making the laws governing the sale of firearms 'more strict' fell from 78% in 1990 to 62% in 1995, and 51% in 2007," reports Gallup. "In the most recent reading, Gallup in 2010 found 44% in favor of stricter laws. In fact, in 2009 and again last year

"Twelve Facts about Guns and Mass Shootings in the United States." Washington Post. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

6.Since 2006, there have been more than 200 mass killings in the United States.

"BEHIND THE BLOODSHED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA'S MASS KILLINGS." USATODAY.COM. N.p., 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

5. MASS KILLINGS HAPPEN ABOUT EVERY TWO WEEKS

"BEHIND THE BLOODSHED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA'S MASS KILLINGS." USATODAY.COM. N.p., 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

4.Erroneous and excluded cases leave FBI data with a 57% accuracy rate

"BEHIND THE BLOODSHED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA'S MASS KILLINGS." USATODAY.COM. N.p., 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

3.THE MAJORITY OF MASS KILLINGS ARE FAMILY-RELATED 52%, other/unknown 21%, public killings 15%, robbery/burglary 12%

"BEHIND THE BLOODSHED: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICA'S MASS KILLINGS." USATODAY.COM. N.p., 2013. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

2. Of the 143 guns possessed by the killers, more than three quarters were obtained legally. The arsenal included dozens of assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns with high-capacity magazines

"A Guide to Mass Shootings in America." Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

1. a mass murdered is someone who takes 4 or more peoples lives in a 24 hour period.

"Mass Shootings: Acceleration - Security Degree Hub." Security Degree Hub. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.