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Of the 62 mass shootings in the last 30 years, all but one were men and 70% were white.
Race, Religion & Politics / 8:54 PM - Monday December 17, 2012

Of the 62 mass shootings in the last 30 years, all but one were men and 70% were white.

Why is that, do you think?

What is it about white guys that makes them the largest part of this demographic of murderers?

I'm not saying other people can't be killers, but I'm talking about this particular sort of killing.

When one handful of muslims committed mass murder, we started profiling all arabic looking people as potential threats..... Why haven't we started profiling white men, since they are statistically the most likely to go and commit the kind of horrific mass shooting we saw on friday?

- Asked by Female, 26-28

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Well the US is currently 78% white. It used to be a higher % white over the past 60 yrs. So lets calll it 80%. So your real question should be that since whites are greatly under represented in the number of mass killers, why are they so peaceful? Don't know.

As to the male female thing. WOmen murderers greatly prefer other forms of killing than men do, mainly poison and hiring people to do the job, both making it much more difficult to figure out who did it, and in the case of poison, if it was even a crime. More die of "accidental" poisoning then by guns in the USA. SO when you specifically limit the discussion to one type of weapon and deliberately ignore the one prefered by the other gender, it is no surprise it is mainly men.

- Response by jjcabin, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 36-45, Washington, DC, Technical

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I don't mean to sound facetious, but can it be that more whites can afford the guns in the first place? I mean other races can own guns, but you have to admit that wealthier people will have their own guns.

- Response by amy1022, A Career Woman, Female, 46-55, Teaching

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The vast majority of serial killers are Caucasian too.

- Response by buffer, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Los Angeles, Retired

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Women are usually more focussed in their murders, and they also tend to be poisoners or knifers.

- Response by lyon, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Boston, Self-Employed

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damn crackers!!


- Response by shanegalang, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, Transportation

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It's people like you who are definitely turning what is a horrific tragedy into an argument for gun control.

We could just as easily argue the whole thing was put upon him by anti-NRA nut bags so they'd have just one more red flag to add to their arsenal.

How many more of these posts are you going to post?

We will defend the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms and defend ourselves in our homes against all attackers, be they government takeovers, criminals, or crazies of any description.

Your posts are getting old.

Have some respect for the children and their teachers and principal.



- Response by A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Other Profession

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Black males are responsible for the overwhelming majority of gun violence in this country. I know "white males" are an easy and politically correct target for your liberal hatred, but you shouldn't allow your cowardly racial bias against whites keep you from the truth.

- Response by rooster1eye, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 29-35, Las Vegas, Executive

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