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October 3, 2015 Categories: miscellaneous. No Comments on The right to bear arms…

…is something that many in the USA hold dear to their hearts. In the aftermath of the Oregon community college shooting, the Washington Post carries a story revealing that, to date in 2015, there have been 294 mass shootings in the USA. Given that there have been only 274 days, that’s more than one a day. WaPo defines a mass shooting as an incident in which four or more people are killed or injured by gunfire. This contrasts with the FBI’s definition, which requires three or more people to be killed by gunfire. If it helps to bring to an end the madness of a country that values the right to own multiple weapons, including automatic rifles and handguns, over the right of its citizens not to be gunned down at random, I’m with WaPo.

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