More Editorial Cartoons Perfectly Toned About Mass Shooting In Texas School

These political cartoons found on the editorial pages of newspapers across the United States perfectly match the message and the mood of America.

7 thoughts on “More Editorial Cartoons Perfectly Toned About Mass Shooting In Texas School

  1. Cornelius_Gotchberg

    Comparing The Global Rate of MASS PUBLIC SHOOTINGS To The U.S.’s Rate And Comparing Their Changes Over Time John R. Lott

    From the abstract: “Out of the 97 countries where we have identified mass public shootings occurring, the United States ranks 64th in the per capita frequency of these attacks and 65th in the murder rate.”

    64th & 65th? That puts the good ol’ U.S. of A. in the bottom third, doesn’t it?

    The Gotch, and he’s by no means alone on this, has been told repeatedly that It’s An American Problem…PERIOD, and that the U.S. Leads The League in mass shootings.

    Could it be that’s not really the case…?

    The Gotch

  2. So let me throw you a similar study, to the one you posted in this thread, except mine is from 2016. Two years prior to the study you offered. In my linked study, our nation’s death rate by mass shooting was 1.5 per one million people. The rate was 1.7 in Switzerland and 3.4 in Finland, suggesting, of course, that what occurs in our nation is not so common.

    But the same study found that the United States had 133 mass shootings. Finland had only two, which killed 18 people, and Switzerland had one, which killed 14. In short, isolated incidents. So while mass shootings can happen anywhere, they are only a matter of routine in the United States. That is a point that drives folks to seek ways to address it.

    There are mental issues in every culture and country. One can argue we spend more money to work on that problem than perhaps many of the nations in the 2016 study. And in your 2018 linked study. We know that the underlying issues are similar in many parts of the world and yet the
    the likelihood of mass murder—–as defined by the FBI–is higher in the U.S.

    The 2016 study showed that China, about a dozen seemingly random attacks on schoolchildren killed 25 people between 2010 and 2012. Not with a gun, it needs noting. In that same time frame, our nation had five of its deadliest mass shootings,(again based on 2016 time frame) which killed 78 people. As noted in the study if we were to scale that my population, the attacks in this country were 12 times as deadly.

    1. Thanks for caring and writing and posting on your place on the internet highway, too. This is a national problem that is exacerbated in with a deadly gun culture that other nations do not contend with. The very idea that assault weapons designed for the battlefield are allowed to be bought by young angry males must be addressed. Thanks again for caring. (Sorry for the delay in allowing your post as the holiday weekend has altered my time frame a bit.)

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