James Alan Fox: There Is No Evidence of an 'Epidemic of Mass Shootings'

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Unread post Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 pm

https://reason.com/podcast/james-alan-f ... -shootings
The nation's leading scholar of mass shootings explains how media coverage of horrific events such as El Paso and Dayton stoke unwarranted fear and anxiety.
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Unread post Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 pm

Bullshit.
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Unread post Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:47 pm

pinkbutterfly66 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Bullshit.
I just finished listening. Did you listen to the whole thing? What do you find to be bullshit? I’m just curious. I’m in Dayton and we are still reeling from the event here.
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lunarprancer wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:59 pm
https://reason.com/podcast/james-alan-f ... -shootings
The nation's leading scholar of mass shootings explains how media coverage of horrific events such as El Paso and Dayton stoke unwarranted fear and anxiety.
I agree. They have changed the definition of “mass shooting” to further an agenda. That way they can claim a mass shooting every day.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:10 am

lunarprancer wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:47 pm
pinkbutterfly66 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Bullshit.
I just finished listening. Did you listen to the whole thing? What do you find to be bullshit? I’m just curious. I’m in Dayton and we are still reeling from the event here.
The whole F***ing premise, there's no issue so we can continue to sit with our thumbs up our F***ing asses and do nothing as usual because this asshole has assured us that 'there's no epidemic of mass shootings'. We have a gun problem in this country and he's trying to minimize the fact that there are shootings about every month or so now. Shootings in schools. Shootings in concerts. Shootings in malls. Shootings in Walmarts.

One school shooting is too much. All he's doing is fueling the GOP to continue business as usual because hey, there's no worries because statistically, it's not really an epidemic. Who F***ing cares what this asshole asserts. Wait until it hits close to home. Wait until someone you know has a kid who was killed in his school, then tell me about F***ing statistics.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:24 am

I do believe we have an epidemic of hoplophobics, in any case.

I will have to listen to the podcast over the weekend.
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Unread post Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:46 am

Who gives a shit about it being an epidemic? How many people were murdered or injured in Vegas? Parkland? Orlando? California? Sandy Hook?

What is the common denominator in these mass shootings?
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