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As a reporter, I have become eerily attuned to this horrible American ritual. I do the same thing every single time we get news of a mass shooting: verify reports, write a “what we know” article
2018/02/22 03:03
They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS.” But I remain skeptical.
2018/02/22 03:04
As I see it, the core issue is that America as a whole refuses to even admit it has a serious problem with guns and gun violence.
2018/02/22 03:04
America has a much higher overall homicide rate, which includes non-gun deaths, than other developed nations
2018/02/22 03:05
The US makes up less than 5% of the world’s population, but holds 31% of global mass shooters.”
2018/02/22 03:05
The US also has by far the highest number of privately owned guns in the world
2018/02/22 03:05
These two facts — on gun deaths and firearm ownership — are related. The research, compiled by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center, is pretty clear: After controlling for variables such as socioeconomic factors and other crime, places with more guns have more gun deaths.
2018/02/22 03:05
2) The problem is guns, not mental illness
2018/02/22 03:05