A dozen here, a dozen there, pretty soon it adds up to mass murder.

The Second Amendment is not a paragraph in a suicide pact.

"The current FBI definition of mass murder, commonly accepted by the media as a proxy for 'mass gun violence', is three or more people murdered in one event. We believe this does not capture the whole
picture. Many people may survive a shooting based on luck alone. Some may be left with life long disabilities and trauma, but the mainstream definition of mass gun violence does not account for this. Here at the Mass Shooting Tracker, we count the number of people shot rather than the number people killed because, 'shooting' means 'people shot'. For instance, in 2012 Travis Steed and others shot 18 people total. Miraculously, he only killed one. Under the incorrect definition used by the media and the FBI, that event would not be considered a mass shooting! Arguing that 18 people shot during one event is not a mass shooting is absurd. Our definition is this: a mass shooting is an incident where four or more people are shot in a single shooting spree. This may include the gunman himself, or police shootings of civilians around the gunman."

Using this definition, there have been 41 mass shootings in the United States since January 1, 2018.

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