Fact of the Day: Mass Shootings More Common in Europe Than the U.S.
The lazy assumption that America suffers a uniquely high mass shooting rate is the foundation upon which 2nd Amendment restrictionists must rely.
After all, if allegedly more "enlightened" nations like France or Norway that effectively prohibit so-called "assault weapons" (a meaningless slur, but that's another subject entirely) suffer a mass shooting rate as high or higher than the U.S., then their rationale for restricting law-abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms collapses.
Unfortunately for them, as illustrated by crimeresearch.org, that's precisely what the real-world facts show. France, Norway and other European nations actually suffer higher mass shooting rates than the U.S. In fact, out of 18 European and North American nations measured, the U.S. mass shooting rate…[more]
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—Andrea Mitchell, Alex Moe and Abigail Williams, NBC News
— Andrea Mitchell, Alex Moe and Abigail Williams, NBC News