The media wants you to believe that we are having more mass murders these days than we’ve ever had. But a new study finds that facts are stubborn things because a look at the numbers shows that mass murders are NOT on the rise.
University of Illinois professor Sheldon Jacobson decided to crunch the numbers and what he find may shock every liberal hoping to use mass murder events to destroy the Second Amendment, CBS Chicago reported.
Jacobson said there were 323 such killings – in which four or more people are killed in one incident – between January 2006 and October 2016. The mass killings appeared to be evenly distributed over that time, meaning their rate remained stable over the past decade, and did not spike during any particular season or year.
“The data doesn’t lie. The rate of these events just is not increasing as the perception is given in the media. This is just what it is,” he said.
This will really make the left mad.
The professor said he used a decade’s worth of data that was cross-checked against the FBI database.
Jacobson also noted that mass shootings like that in Las Vegas are not even the most common type of mass killing.
“Family mass killings are over three times more likely to occur than a public killing,” the professor said. “So what we just saw in Las Vegas is actually not the most common type of mass killing.”
One thing did tend to be a common denominator in mass killings. The weapon of choice is usually a gun. “Guns are the weapon used in 75 percent of the killings, ahead of knives and arson,” CBS reported.
What Jacobson concluded from this research is important:
Jacobson said the research, which is being published in the journal Violence and Victims, shows you can’t predict a mass murder based on information from an earlier one.
He said, because they’re so unpredictable, the best way to prepare for something like that is not to station police officers in all public places, but to train them really well in rapid response.
This will really upset the left for they think that every mass murder is a template that can help us “stop” the next one.
Why, all we need are more “background checks,” right?
Only, few, if any, of the last few mass shootings would have been stopped by stromger background checks. Just like Las Vegas murderer Stephen Paddock, all these mass shooters passed their background checks. So, the background check posed no deterrence in those cases.
Also, even if a mass murder was perpetrated by a guy who got his guns illegally, well, that means the background check would present no deterrence there, either.
All background checks do is make it just that much harder for law abiding citizens to get guns.
But, it is about time that liberals finally admit fully as to what their real goal is with all these so-called “common sense” gun control laws they want passed. Their real goal is not “common sense” restrictions on guns. Their true goal is the total outlawing of privately owned firearms.
Their only goal is the nullification of the Second Amendment.
For instance, one of the purportedly “common sense” laws liberals want to pass are heavy restrictions on ammunition. They want all sorts of new restrictions all of which are intended to make it very difficult to buy and own ammunition.
Does that make sense to you? Well, it didn’t to founding father Thomas Jefferson.
Making it nearly impossible to obtain or own ammunition necessarily acts as a ban on guns.
In his “Report on Navigation of the Mississippi” (1792. ME 3:180), Jefferson said:
“It is a principle that the right to a thing gives a right to the means without which it could not be used, that is to say, that the means follow their end.”
Put it this way: you can’t have a right to self-protection if the tools you need to practice that right are banned. That includes the ammunition that makes a gun effective.
So, don’t be fooled by the left’s claim that they are only trying to make us all safer. Their true goal is to eliminate your Second Amendment rights.