- Role of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines: Assault weapons or high-capacity magazines were used in at least 12 of the incidents (28%). These incidents resulted in an average of 15.6 total people shot — 123% more people shot than in other incidents (7.0) and 8.3 deaths — 54% more deaths than in other incidents (5.4).SFDB comment: Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are two pieces of weaponry that gun safety advocates are urging legislators to take off the market. While they are used in a statistically smaller number of mass shootings, when they are used, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are involved in significantly more carnage and death.
- Gun-free zones: Nineteen of the 43 incidents (44%) took place in private residences. Of the 23 incidents in public spaces, at least 9 took place where concealed guns could be lawfully carried. All told, no more than 14 of the shootings (33%) took place in public spaces that were so-called “gun-free zones.”SFDB comment: Despite the claims by gun advocates that mass murders intentionally target "gun-free zones" because they know the chances of encountering someone who is armed is low, only in 1 of 3 shootings is that the case. In addition, many took place in private residences and of the ones that occurred in public places, many actually occurred in places where concealed guns could be carried.
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