High-Capacity Magazines used in Mass Shootings resulted in 54% more deaths

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by exGOPer, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. exGOPer


    A new report released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) shows that assault weapons and high-capacity magazines played a large and deadly role in mass shootings over the last four years.

    According to the report, 20 percent of mass shootings since 2009 either involved a high-capacity magazine or an assult weapon. The FBI defines a “mass shooting” as any incident where at least four people were murdered with a gun.

    The comprehensive analysis, which went through FBI data and media reports to include every mass shooting between January 2009 and January 2013, determined that 43 mass shootings – nearly one per month – occurred in 25 different states. In addition, 9 percent of those mass shooting occurred in schools.

    The report indicated assault weapons or high-capacity magazines were used in 12 of the 43 mass shootings that have occured in the last four years, resulting in an average of 15.6 people shot per shooting – 123 percent more than in other incidents. In addition, shootings involving assault weapons or high-capacity magazines resulted in 54 percent more deaths than in other shootings.

  2. Ricter


    So, more efficient weapons allow an individual to kill more people per unit time? Never would have guessed! ; )
  3. Lucrum


    Four whole years of "data" huh?

    Can you say "cherry picking"?
  4. stoic


    Yet another brainless, feel good, give the socialist a warm fuzzy feeling, looks good for the life-wing media, anti-gun policy.

    It takes about 1 second to change a magazine.
  5. Ricter


    Then you won't care about magazine size restrictions. Thank you.
  6. stoic


    Once again you demonstrate a common affliction so common amongst socialists.

    You miss the point entirely.

  7. LOL !!!!
  8. Lucrum


    Easily amused?
    (It's a rhetorical question son)
  9. Lucrum


    Actually most of us do care, moron.
  10. Other facts:
    Mass shooting victims are mostly white. Big push now to find ways to limit singular incidents of mass shootings...ie protect white people.

    Handguns deaths are 72% of all shooting deaths, most are minorities.
    Very little effort being made to deal with this problem.

    If only we had a Black president who understands and cares about the violence affecting the minority communities.
    #10     Feb 1, 2013