Fact Check On Number Of Mass Shootings

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

Anti-gun forces are screaming that mass shootings happen at an alarming rate, so we should “do something.” Of course, as we all know, that “something” usually means punishing those of us who did nothing wrong for the crimes of someone else. They want to make it harder for the law-abiding citizen to get guns despite no evidence it will actually stop such mass killings.

However, some are spouting numbers that make no sense, claiming there’s a mass killing nearly every day. That doesn’t sound remotely right. After all, if that were true, wouldn’t we be seeing news about these almost every day?

Well, David Kopel did a little fact checking over at the Wall Street Journal.

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut responded to last week’s Las Vegas massacre by issuing a statement in which he claimed: “Already this year there have been more mass shootings than days

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