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Friday, October 20, 2017

Study Finds That Mass Killings Are Not Becoming More Common

The familiar narrative engineered by the anti-gun left and dutifully parroted by the so-called “mainstream” media is that as gun rights generally grow stronger across the country, mass murders become more common and easier to inflict. Yet a new study by two researchers at the University of Illinois confirms past findings that this simply isn’t true.

Computer science professor Sheldon H. Jacobson and industrial and systems engineering lecturer Douglas M. King tracked incidents in which four or more people were killed over the course of slightly more than a decade. They found that the rate at which such incidents occurred remained stable over the period examined and did not feature either spikes or a general upward trend.

“The data doesn’t lie,” Jacobson told CBS Chicago. “The rate of these events just is not increasing as the perception is given in the media. This is just what it is.”