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Mass shootings in the US: Increasingly common

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BradyCampaign.org has a list (PDF) of mass shootings in the US, beginning in 2005. The three earliest are these:

As the list notes, it’s a compilation of items from news outlets and is not comprehensive.

The list is currently 62 pages long; it does not yet include the Aurora, CO mass shooting. James Brady (my age) was White House Press Secretary under Reagan and was permanently disabled (and almost killed) by the assassination attempt on Reagan in 1981.

Written by Leisureguy

21 July 2012 at 10:05 am

Posted in Daily life

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  1. Funny to see this post, because not five minutes ago I was checking-out a timeline of mass shooting in the U.S. on the Los Angeles Times website; link to follow. How depressing is this?

    http://timelines.latimes.com/deadliest-shooting-rampages/

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    Phillip

    21 July 2012 at 10:52 am

  2. I wish they would include similar timelines for (say) Australia, Britain, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, and so on.

    What’s depressing is that the public in general believes that these tragedies are worth having essentially unlimited access to firearms. That is, we know that such things will continue to recur, but they are acceptable so long as anyone can buy any sort of firearm. So we will continue this trend.

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    LeisureGuy

    21 July 2012 at 11:13 am


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