Has anybody else been following any of these Halloween Party shootings? I count 3 that have happened since Sunday night, all at Halloween-themed
parties (the Texas one was also a "homecoming" event). I believe due to the definition the US uses for mass shootings, if 3 or more individuals are
shot (whether fatally or not), it is classified as a mass shooting. I may be wrong.
I'm curious if there is historical precedence for the frequency of shootings, particularly surrounding the Halloween time of the year.
Please don't make this a debate about gun control... this thread is about the number of violent events we are hearing about that are all tied to
Halloween events and what may be behind this (copycats, psychological factors that may be triggered due to the holiday itself, current economic
factors, any other theories?)
It could just be that these events are convenient headlines for media outlets and they know the topic will bring in views/clicks. I just don't
recall hearing about numerous Halloween party shootings in past years and US social dynamics are very polarized and tense right now so not sure if
that's tied into it at all either.
I believe the definition the government uses is 4 killed. Other people will use 4 injured, it just depends on the agenda they have.
There was the 7 year old killed last night in Chicago and another man injured. Such a sad world. Shooter will probably get a slap on the wrist because
he's not an adult and really just a great kid gone astray.
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