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Why counting mass shootings is a bad way to understand gun violence in America

It glosses over the broader reality of who is most at risk of being murdered with guns

According to articles this week across the Internet, there has been an average of one mass shooting every day in the U.S.: 355 so far this year. It’s a jarring statistic, and one that has gone viral. But there are two problems with the number: It doesn’t actually provide a clear estimate of the frequency of shooting rampages. And it obscures the broader reality of gun violence in America.
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