The Truth About Mass Shootings

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Your chances of being killed in a mass shooting? It’s the same as being struck by lightning.
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Are you worried about being killed in a mass shooting?  Do you believe in the media-hype behind the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT?  Are you “demanding a plan” to control firearms?  Do you favor resorting to gun control policies, which have been proven ineffective by criminologists and historians?  If so, you’ll love, “The Facts About Gun Control,” by John Fund of the National Review.

Reader Beware!  Your media-created, anti-gun fantasy is about to collapse!

Despite what you’ve been told by the media, mass shootings are no more common today than in prior decades.  They may even be decreasing.  In fact, sources say they peaked in 1929.  The same sources site that mass killing occurred before modern firearms (like the AR-15, the gun feared most by the collectivists) were invented.  In 1780, Revolutionary War veteran Barrett Mallory, often considered America’s first mass murderer, bludgeoned two people to death before setting fire to their home, killing their three grandchildren.

If the media has you convinced that you face a high likelihood of being killed in a mass shooting, you should avoid betting on horses.  Your odds of being killed by the Adam Lanza-type are nearly the same as being struck by lightning–about one in 700,000.

Until the Newtown murders, the worst school shootings in history occurred in the U.K. and Germany.  Does anyone remember what happened in Norway (another nation where guns are banned) in 2011?  In July of that year, Anders Behring Breivik, opened fire at a K-12 summer camp, killing 85.  The media, due to his right-wing views, call Breivik a terrorist–and not a mass murderer.  One might ask the question:  what’s the difference?

One common theme to most mass killings is the the perpetrator has a history of mental illness.  Despite the media claiming that the government is trying to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill (which they’ve been doing since 1968, when the Gun Control Act was passed), they’re not actually helping these people with the treatment with their ailments.

John Fund cites Economists John Lott and William Landes, who conducted an impacting 1999 study and found:

“…a common theme of mass shootings is that they occur in places where guns are banned and killers know everyone will be unarmed, such as shopping malls and schools.”

Mr. Fund’s report breaks down even more information that debunks the mainstream media’s fear-mongering lies.  It is up to you to decide: are you going believe the lies and “demand a plan” (as Comrade Bloomberg would like), or are you going to demand that the government cease all infringements on your Second Amendment rights?

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