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Mass Shootings: Misconceptions and Poor Explanations


Before even beginning a dive into the possible causes of mass shootings, I want to make it abundantly clear that mass shootings are a much different animal than gun violence overall. Mass shootings are relatively rare compared to gun homicides, and as such ought to be discussed as a unique phenomenon. In this post I hope to address some of the most frequently asked questions regarding mass shootings and their causes. Specifically, I hope to focus on one or two misconceptions, and discuss things that don’t do a good job of explaining why mass shootings occur.   Continue reading “Mass Shootings: Misconceptions and Poor Explanations”