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If you think mass shootings are becoming more frequent, and worse — you’re right

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These days, it seems as if mass shootings in the U.S. are occurring with increasing frequency and producing ever higher death tolls.

Did we say “seems”? Actually, that impression is the truth. William P. Gardner has compiled the data in graph form, and they show a distinct increase in the frequency…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/ct-hiltzik-mass-shootings-study-20171120-story.html

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Paris cop goes on shooting rampage after break-up with girlfriend, kills 3 before committing suicide

Preview A police officer shot dead three people and injured three others before committing suicide in the northern suburbs of Paris, according to local prosecutors. It all started as he and his girlfriend were “discussing their separation in a car.”
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Source: https://www.rt.com/news/410334-france-police-shooting-killed/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

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Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds

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  • Poll finds attitude to ban on military-style weapons has striking age divide
  • Experts say finding could be driven by video games such as Call of Duty

Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/19/americans-millennials-assault-weapons-ban-poll

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Transgender killings hit all-time high, advocacy group points finger at Trump

Preview The killing of transgender people has spiked to an all-time high in the United States with advocacy groups reporting that there have been at least 25 transgender homicide victims so far this year.
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Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/410298-transgender-killings-rise-trump/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS