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Old 06-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Lubricious Integument is offline
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Originally Posted by SenorBeef View Post
Mass shootings are a tiny fraction of gun violence. They're rare and sensational and capture our attention and so they get a very disproportionate amount of our reaction to gun violence, but as a percentage of gun violence, as a percentage of murders, as a percentage of deaths, they're basically just insignificant and random noise.
And gun violence (specifically homicide) is a very uncommon cause of death. Interestingly Bill Gates just tweeted a graph yesterday that compares actual causes of death with media coverage of causes of death.

Tweet: https://twitter.com/BillGates/status...20780042465280

Direct link: https://ourworldindata.org/uploads/2...a-coverage.png