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SHOOTINGS: White males most likely to be mass killers

Letter by Mike Hirko, Gig Harbor on Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm with No Comments »
December 28, 2012 12:31 pm

We have all been shocked by the mass murder at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Interested readers should Google “mass murder in America” to learn more about these incidents.

The statistics are shocking, but one in particular has not been highlighted by the media. Mother Jones magazine reports that 71 percent of the 62 firearms-related mass murders since 1982 were committed by white males; only one was by a woman.

That is a stark disconnect from the 2007 Census estimate reflecting that non-Hispanic white males were only 32 percent of the population. The question is why? There is a story here that needs to be explored.

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