Data Analysis and Mass Shootings: the mass of the data indicate most go unreported, and 81% involve handguns

My goal in weeding through the data of mass shootings is to test one of my many hypotheses: do high profile mass shootings*include the numbers 12 and 13 in the news coverage?

Ideally, I can prove myself wrong, but it’s not likely that I am–I am suggesting that certain high profile mass shootings are CAUSED by people, and that thise certain mass shootings involve “gangs” of “stalkers” followig the shooters as they move through society, thereby helping to create the conditions under which mass shootings and other similar events “occur.”

Use my search feature to find posts where I make a correlation between mass shootings/car crashings/butterknifing events where the story about the “crazed”shooter includes the numbers 12 or 13, or where I also correlate various actors” with that number, based in news stories, blog posts, and stalking gangs that use this number online and off as a sort of coded symbol.

Then, note that ALL mass shootings are outliers in gun violence, but that the high profile shootings are outliers, even amongst the outliers–the fringe on the fringes of gun violence events, but that these generate unwarranted publicity in context to the wider isue of gun violence.

As such, I have suggested that social forces ranging from NGO’s to community policing practices, allied with the policing practicesof the British National Intelligence Model that is used in policing are to blame for excacerbating potential shooters, and contributing to the likelihood of “manufactured terrorism.”

Again–I have not only suggested that mass shooters and others are being “stalked” by “gangs” of people before they go on a rampage, and I have provided evidence that this is so.

See the case of the New Zealand mass stabber, a refugee who went on a stabbing spree, but ONLY AFTER he had been denied the most basic human and constitutional rights of freedom to travel, freedom to speak, and even the freedom to hold “beliefs” and viewpoints, and only then after being jailed, stalked, denied freedom even while he was “free”did he actually pick uo a weapon and cause harm**–and that event preceded directly by a 30 person team of police from multiple jurisdictions, stalking him for 53 days, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

As it is said “extreme claims require extreme proof,” and I think the New Zealand case is one of many that provide that proof. And in proving such a claim, we must now crunch some numbers, using the data.

Here is one view of that data, compiled by Annette Paciorek of the New York City Data Science Academy,’s Data Science Blog.

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The Outliers of Mass Shootings

Annette Paciorek Posted on Mar 16, 2020 2 Shares facebook sharing button Share twitter sharing button Tweet linkedin sharing button Share

Interact with the data here: https://apaciorek.shinyapps.io/shiny2/

The debate around gun control and gun violence is emotional and contentious. The goal of this project was to analyze data on mass shootings collected by the Gun Violence Archive to understand the frequency and victim impact of these events. An effort was made to frame this data with as little personal bias and judgement as possible. That being said, every shooting is a tragedy. There are some events that dominate the news cycle, national discussion, and our collective consciousness. My aim in analyzing gun violence data was to put these events into context.

There is no consistent definition of ‘mass shooting.’ Borrowing from the FBI’s definition of mass murder, the Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any event where four or more people are injured and/or killed. I analyzed the GVA’s mass shooting data collected from 2014 to 2019. It became immediately apparent that more often than not, these events tended to claim few lives, and events with large numbers of injuries and fatalities were infrequent. Most often, there were zero lives claimed and four injuries per incident, and this was consistent for every year analyzed. Further analysis is needed to understand to what extent the spike at four injuries is a function of the GVA’s definition of mass shooting.

*mass shootings that get inordinate amounts of press coverage as compared to the “mas” of mass shootings, most of which include 4 or fewer victims

*harm is a loaded and legally debateable term, and in my view, people who mercilessly stalk others deserve what they get. It is quite likely that the stabbing “victims” brought it upon themselves by participating in “community policing” that equals the deprivation of human rights of their “targets.”Even in the Kantian analysis of “should, ought and must,” stalkers have foregone the base obligation to society–and “the greater good” that such personsmight claim are in fact directly opposed to the greater good, which begins with the level playing field of equal rights, and equal punishments for violators. Gangs of stalkers then, have deliberately recused themselves from the social system, and the social contract whereby either moral imperatives or “the greater good” exists.

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