CNN – Mass Shootings Not on the Rise

by Steve MacDonald

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For the second time in two days, CNN went out of its way to debunk the Michael Bloomberg/Barack Obama claim that mass shootings have become epidemic and a “new normal” in American society. The day after CNN debunked the Bloomberg-funded Everytown claim that there were 74 Newtown-style mass shootings since Sandy Hook, Jake Tapper interviewed Northeastern University criminology professor James Alan Fox to look at the data rather than the anecdotes. Over a 40-year period, Fox concluded, mass shootings have remained flat — even while the population of the country has grown significantly over the same period:

(James Alan) Fox doesn’t mention the other trendline on overall gun violence, which isn’t flat — it’s falling, on both the actual numbers and especially on a population-adjusted basis.

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