1966-2009: 120 public mass killings. 1900-1965: 21...
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Why didn't this kind of stuff happen 20 years ago?
posted by smcchick
...according to Grant Duwe, author of
Mass Murder in the United States.
. A review of his book is
. A story summarizing some of his findings is linked below.
I still recall the 1966 incident when
Charles Whitman shot 16 people dead
from a bell tower at UT Austin.
Click here for link
Availability of semi-automatic weapons? *
Semi-auto guns have been available since 1905. *
We were probably even more armed then than we are now.
Adjusted for population
Of course it is.
I've read of theories that link the uptick in these events
That combined with the rise of national TV? *
It probably does.
There's always been that guy that everyone knows is crazy
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