MURDER AND MAYHEM: No increase in mass shootings
When it comes to gun violence, no one can deny that the Summer of 2012 has seemed especially horrific. In May, a disgruntled man, known in the community for his belligerent manner, shot up a Seattle cafe after being denied service, killing five before committing suicide. Then we witnessed the massacre of 12 moviegoers in Colorado and now a rampage at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that claimed the lives of six worshippers plus the gunman who was killed by the police.
There is one not-so-tiny flaw in all of these theories for the increase in mass shootings. And that is that mass shootings have not increased in number or in overall body count, at least not over the past several decades.
So, what has changed, then? Could it be the reporting of these incidents? Could it be that the media has been breathlessly reporting these incidents in a desperate attempt to shore up the fringe left? The comments to that article are full of the frothing-at-the-mouth type of anti-gun crap so prominent in the Volksrepublik; even the author delves into the "we need to look at how people get guns". Yet the fact is inescapable - mass shootings are not on the rise.
In other words, no, we don't need to do anything, because it's a completely fabricated problem...
That is all.