Words I didn't expect to see in the same sentence: frat bro, library. And was the library open 24/7?More info in after the 6 a.m. press conference. Just what I thought, women and booze. Turns out two rival fraternities (gangs), on their way to a party, were in a brawl in the parking lot. A frat bro came out of a library seeing this and opened fire on the opposing frat gang. Still a great many more details needed before any conclusions may be drawn.
I wonder how many of those concealed carries where the victim and was simply fighting back and took out more than 3 of his attackers. Probably not many I would guess, but the statistic alone does not tell you everything you need to know - and that is a statistically significant fact.I was informed that concealed carry permit holders are 3-4x more likely to commit mass murder than the average person in a discussion about concealed carry on campus in Texas... So I went to the Violence Policy Center and Mass Shooting Tracker to get some numbers. The Violence Policy Center says there were 15 incidents of mass murder between 2007 and now perpetrated by concealed carry permit holders that match the FBI mass murder definition of 4 victims killed not including the perpetrator. (Source: Concealed Carry Killers). There have been 176 total mass murders in the same period and with the same definition. (Sources: Mass Shooting Tracker, The FBI Office of Partner Engagement). That's 8.5% of mass murder perpetrated by concealed carry permit holders. The most conservative estimate for concealed permit holders as a percentage of the adult population in the US is 8% or more. Assuming that the absolutely lowest possible estimate for the number of concealed carry permit holders is right, we're no more likely to commit mass murder (because any difference less than 1.5% isn't statistically significant with this data).
At the very worst, concealed carry permit holders commit mass murder at the same rate as the general population. It's amazing to me that gun muggles think that they have reason and education on their side.
None, unfortunately. Mostly domestic abuse without prior legal problems, one case of domestic abuse that involved previous arrests and a protective order (which would invalidate the concealed carry permit if current laws were followed), one guy who double tapped everyone inside a restaurant after being banned from there for bad behavior and then fatally carjacked someone to get away (he was diagnosed with a mental illness which likewise should've invalidated his CCW but red tape kept that from happening), three cases of delusions/paranoia from undiagnosed mental disorders (including the Navy Yard Shooter), one case of a young man that killed his former neighbors/adopted family in order to have sex with an adopted brother's (then dead) girlfriend (got to be some kind of screw loose there, too), and the rest are people who went on a rampage after being let go at work. It's clear that more than half of these people are statutorily prohibited from owning firearms, anyway. The fact that they were able to get CCW permits only shows that the system doesn't work.I wonder how many of those concealed carries where the victim and was simply fighting back and took out more than 3 of his attackers. Probably not many I would guess, but the statistic alone does not tell you everything you need to know - and that is a statistically significant fact.
...and this is why they instituted the gun free zones.It bothers me most because this kind of action provides the libs and anti's with fuel to fight the LAC gun enthusiasts. Keeps giving guns a black eye.