posted on Aug, 5 2019 @ 08:19 PM
originally posted by: eManym
After a quick wiki lookup to get a general idea of the number of mass shootings by decade:
2011 to present - 90
2010's - 23
2000's - 36
1990's - 29
1980's - 21
1970's - 14
1960's - 6
1950's - 1
1940's - 3
1930's - 2
1920's - 3
This shows that the years after 2010 has seen a significant increase in mass shootings. My guess is worsening economic conditions from 2011 to
Since there have been 90 from 2011 to present let's see an average: (not based on real numbers just addition to 90 over 8 years)
2018 - 10
2017 - 10
2016 - 10
2015 - 10
2014 - 15
2013 - 10
2012 - 10
2011 - 15
So there have 20 every ten years in the period from 1980 - 2000, or two per year. The rate is five times higher but we're still talking barely double
digits. In addition the population has grown so that has to factor in.
To me, it's not a statistically significant increase. And the total numbers of people killed (compared to DUIs or backyard swimming pool deaths is
small). This doesn't mean it's right it just means that people die, people die tragically, some of those dying tragically could have been prevented,
some could not be foreseen.
Nobody is going on a crusade against backyard swimming pools or DUI drivers who re-offend and kill more than one person. Nobody is going on a crusade
against people who INTENTIONALLY run over pedestrians and bicyclists.
It's all an attempt to demonize a primarily defensive or hunting tool, because people are afraid of it, or people have hidden agendas. If you study
the 1600s in England, the peasants should have risen up but lacked the method to do so. If they had firearms they would have over-thrown the despotic
English Kings. Now that we the citizenry have the means to defend ourselves (on paper at least) there is some reluctance of the government to become
overly despotic at least on local levels (on paper).
Bullies don't like you to be able to defend yourself. The government is made up of bullies who want to get their way and will lie and cheat to do so.
They want you to be afraid. They want the population to be reduced. They want to be elite. But, hopefully in this country they will not be able to
keep my grandmother from defending herself against a skinhead sheriff, or a mugger, or a burglar, and they won't disarm her so she's afraid to drive
to town at night to pick up medicine.
If they do try that then they're even more reprehensible than believed. They ALL have bodyguards and are armed. Their kids go to private schools with
armed guards. So they should shut up and fix real problems, not use tragedies to promote their financial well-being and chance to be re-elected.
edit on 5-8-2019 by Maverick7 because: (no reason given)