Monday, December 31, 2012

An interesting graphic

A writer has tabulated the number of mass murders over 5 year periods, defining a mass-murder as 4 or more victims.  He draws a line showing the time when the Gun-Free Zones Act was legislated.  You will see that there were a lot of periods before the act when there were no mass murders but only one such period after the act.  Additionally, there were also many MORE mass murders in each relevant period after the act.  He draws the conclusion that enabling gun-free zones has QUADRUPLED the number of mass murders -- very much the opposite of what was intended by the legislation and very much what conservatives would have predicted.

1 comment:

Billll said...

So from 1940 to 1990 we had 4 mass shootings in schools, one every 12.5 years, and from 1990 to 2012 we had 10, one every 2.2 years. 12.5/2.2 is 5.68 which suggests that the rate has gone up nearly six-fold.

I've sent this graphic to my representative for use in the upcoming debates here in Colorado.