Gun Violence

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  1. 2nd Amendment

  2. Assault Weapons

  3. Mass Killings (3+ Killed)

  4. Following the Newtown, CT, mass shooting, Congress passed legislation that statutorily defines the term “mass killings” as “3 or more killings in a single incident.”73 This act essentially authorizes the Attorney General and FBI Director, at the request of a state or local law enforcement official, to assist in the investigation of violent acts, including mass killings and attempted mass killings in schools, malls, or other public places and non-federal office buildings.The term “mass killings” as defined in this act with its three-victim threshold differs with previous FBI guidance on homicide types, and with the prior general practice of enumerating what constitutes “mass murder.” As discussed previously, a mass murder has been defined generally as a multiple homicide incident in which four or more victims are murdered—notincluding the offender(s)—within one event, and in one or more geographical locations relatively near one another. (2015, Richardson, pg. 28: Congressional Report: Mass Murder with Firearms: Incidents andVictims, 1999-2013)
  5. Mass Murders (4+ Killed)

  6. Mass Shootings (4+ Shoot)

  7. School Shootings

  8. Workplace Shootings

  9. Gun-Related Homicides (Excludes Suicide)

  10. Gun-Related Deaths (Includes Suicide)

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