Facts about mass shootings in the US

March 2021
Mother Jones has created a database about mass shootings in the US. Here are some figures about shootings in the past four decades.:
There’s been at least 121 mass shootings in the US since the 1980s.

More than 75 percent of the guns used in the shootings were obtained legally, including so-called assault weapons designed for use by soldiers in military combat.

More than half of the shootings involved schools or workplaces.

44 of the killers were white men. Only one was a woman.

For more details check out Mother Jones’s article A Guide to Mass Shootings in America

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