This study has been updated. It covers 1950, through data available as of May 24th of this year. UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 97.8% of attacks since 1950
You should just go look at the images. You should also read the article, but I know it most will categorize it as TLDR. But you should read it. But here’s something that the Left will explode over.
The official FBI definition of mass public shootings excludes “shootings that resulted from gang or drug violence” or that occurred in the commission of another crime such as robbery. The reason for this is pretty obvious: the causes and solutions for gang shootings over drug turf are dramatically different than the types of mass public shootings that we see at schools and malls where the point of the attack is to kill as many people as possible.
But it is the official FBI definition.
The Hat tip goes to The Price of Liberty, and Nathan Barton’s Things to do to keep from getting shot. You should go read that too. (It’s a baker’s dozen of things, most of which are easy to do. And it is a good list!)
But then, someone was hurt. Widow, 88, left with life-changing injuries after ‘horrific, planned attack’
She was disarmed for her own safety. Of course she probably would have been horrified at the idea of defending herself – the British are just too civilized. Or something.
Blanche Rowlands suffered facial injuries when she was assaulted by Jeffrey Earp, 50, during a violent burglary at her home in Newtown, Powys in June last year.
The cops have only released pictures of her – and they are graphic. Because that would offend the tender sensibilities of the jury pool.
One of her attackers was sentenced to 14 years. Two others were sentenced to three years apiece.
The UK has some insane rule about only defending yourself with proportionate force. It basically means that if you are attacked by multiple people using only their fists, you cannot resort to the use of any weapon.
But really, how is a 88-year-old supposed to defend herself without some kind of weapon to equalize the situation? The short answer is – they aren’t. They have to just take whatever the thugs are dishing out. (In America, Octogenarians have other options.)
This was all over an engagement ring, and some other presents from her late husband. The jewelry was never recovered.
Anti-government protestors are building their own weapons, because the .gov instituted gun control. Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortars
Demand for the makeshift shells has jumped in recent weeks as anti-government protesters seek to fend off President Daniel Ortega’s riot police, who are accused of unleashing deadly violence as the Central American country faces a sociopolitical crisis.
Government forces have AK-47s. Protestors have shotguns, Molotov-cocktails and now mortars. They are (so far) designed to injure not kill.
The Masaya resident said protesters are ultimately fighting an asymmetric battle, anyway: “Police carry AKs; they carry shotguns.”
“They are the only ones who have access to weapons,” he says. “The people have been able to repel them with stones, Molotov cocktails and mortars — with the only things we can use to fight.”
The populace was disarmed for their own protection. Of course it also ended up protecting the government.
Remember that when the Left says what a great place all of Europe is. Thousands protest for third day in Pamplona over ‘wolf pack’ gang rape case
The men, aged 27 to 29, had been accused of raping the woman at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona on July 7, 2016, at the start of the week-long San Fermin festival, which draws tens of thousands of visitors.
The five, all from the southern city of Seville, filmed the incident with their smartphones and then bragged about it on a WhatsApp messaging group where they referred to themselves as “La Manada”, or “The Pack” in English.
All 5 were acquitted of rape, but sentenced to 9 years on other charges. This all has to do with an insane twist in Spanish law.
Go read the whole depressing thing. And self-defense? They are civilized Spaniards!
The Left used to love Venezuela, and Bernie Sanders wanted the US to be more like that country. In the wake of a gun ban, Venezuela sees rising homicide rate
In 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.” The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.” The new law prohibited all gun sales, except to government entities. The penalty for illegally selling or carrying a firearm is a prison sentence of up to 20 years. Despite criticism from the democratic opposition, the bill went into effect in 2013.
Made it easy for the dictatorship to remain in control.
The stats show that they always had more murders than we did per capita, but since the gun ban went into effect the rate has gone up substantially.
More importantly, the national homicide rate rose from 73 per 100,000 in 2012 to 90 per 100,000 in 2015. The real figures are likely higher as the Maduro regime is well known for purposely undercounting crime.
How can that be?
And, predictably, since they have a monopoly on firearms, they use said firearms to attack protestors.
Because the residents pose no threat. CWB Chicago: Boystown: Brazen Burglars Bust Into Two Occupied Apartments On Halsted Street
And while Chicago is no longer a defenseless-victim-zone by way of the law, most residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown are disarmed because they are too liberal to believe in guns.
Oleg Volk wants you to know… Technology isn’t the devil.
Until 1994, any teen in America could buy a 30-round magazine, in person or by mail. From 1957 to 1968, they could buy an AR15 to go with it, mail order if they so wished. After 1968, they would have to be at least 18 and buy it in person…still, plenty of teens and young adults had them with few problems. Sure, mass shootings could happen…with 3-shot hunting rifles wielded by much older people, who in turn were suppressed by lawful college students with personal rifles.
We created defenseless-victim zones, and we glorify the insane. Why are we surprised at the result? Go see Oleg Volk’s image – they are always worthwhile. And he has more to say as well.
So what caused this? It isn’t 100+ year-old technology. The changes in the culture – some might call it the disintegration of the culture.