Stats Show America Does Not Lead the World in Mass Shooting Rate
In their quest to rid the U-S-of-A of its boomsticks, leftists like to claim America is the mass-shooting capital of the world. Pretty much anyone who's ever seen the state of other parts of the world know that's a steaming pile of bullhickey.
Well, now there are some stats to prove it:
Purporting to cover all mass public shootings around the world from 1966 to 2012, Lankford claimed that the United States had 31 percent of public mass shooters despite having less than 5 percent of the population.
But this isn’t nearly correct.
Lankford’s data grossly undercount foreign attacks. We found 1,423 attacks outside the United States. Looking at just a third of the time Lankford studied, we still found 15 times as many shooters.
Even when we use coding choices that are most charitable to Lankford, such as excluding any cases of insurgencies or battles over territory, his estimate of the US share of shooters falls from 31 percent to 1.43 percent. It also accounts for 2.1 percent of murders, and 2.88 percent of their attacks. All these are much less than the United States’ 4.6 percent share of the population.
Of the 86 countries where we have identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public shooting murder rate.
Just like that, the left's narrative was busted.
The left is trying to correlate lax gun laws with yuge amounts of mass murder. Except, as this report points out, 'Murica doesn't even rank in the top 50. Contrary to the left's narrative, Billy-Ray with the arsenal in his double-wide isn't as much of a threat as you'd think.
These numbers prove hand-cannons by themselves are not the issue. The problem is criminalizing dickweeds who have no qualms about getting their 1-8-7 on. Along with apathy toward ticking time bomb loonies.
Though, good luck explaining that to leftists: