Seeing as we've already established 64% of mass shootings are committed by whites, I'd say we're all caught up already.
Nope! Not at all. Because that number is complete and total BULLSHIT, and here's why:
The original source of that number is Mother Jones magazine, and here's how they determined what a "mass shooting" is:The interactive map below and our downloadable database have been expanded with 28 additional cases from 2013-2017. Dating from 2005, the FBI and leading criminologists essentially defined a mass shooting as an attack in a public place in which four or more victims were killed. We adopted that baseline when we gathered data in 2012 on three decades worth of cases. (It bears noting that there have been many similar indiscriminate gun rampages with fewer fatalities that would otherwise be included in our dataset.) In January 2013, a mandate for federal investigation of mass shootings authorized by President Barack Obama lowered that baseline to three or more victims. Accordingly, we include attacks dating from January 2013 in which three or more victims died. Our original analysis, which covers cases with four or more victims killed from 1982-2012, follows below. The cases we have documented since then using the revised federal baseline reaffirm our major findings.
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... tings-map/
So, depending on the year, either 3 or 4 people must DIE before they count it as a "mass shooting." Well, that's ludicrous! Three to four people being killed is a good defintion of a mass murder
, but not a mass shooting
. Shootings don't always result in death.
SO, these two most recent MASS SHOOTINGS wouldn't be counted under this meathodology. The black doctor in NYC shot SEVEN people, but only one died. What rational, reasonable person wouldn't call that a mass shooting?
In Little Rock, TWENTY FIVE PEOPLE were shot and injured by a black gunman or gunmen. TWENTY FIVE FUCKING PEOPLE SHOT!
But according to Mother Jones, this isn't a mass shooting. No one died, so this doesn't count.
So, this just a stupid, preposterous method of counting "mass shootings" is the USA. And of course, it gives us a very inaccurate picture of both the number of mass shootings, and who is committing them. The data doesn't apparently doesn't exist to prove this assertion, but I'm will to bet that if it did, it would show that in true MASS SHOOTINGS, where 3 or 4 people are shot and wounded, the number of mass shootings committed by blacks exceeds the number committed by whites, even though the white population far exceeds that of blacks.