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DHS: Semi-Automatic Handguns Weapon of Choice in Mass Shootings

Repnextdoor Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 4:21 AM
Over 200 shootings in January, alone. It is just that easy to kill with guns.
rhinegarten Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 6:04 AM
Mostly in Chicago, with the most restrictive firearms laws in the country.
dpaul Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 4:40 AM
Per the FBI more killings with blunt objects and knifes took place in the last 10 years than with guns
CVN65 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:07 AM
No. More killings than with rifles, not all guns. Most gun crime and homicides occur with handguns.

A November 2012 Mass Shootings Analysis report issued by the New Jersey Intelligence & Analysis Unit (NJ ROIC) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shows semiautomatic handguns are the most common weapons used to carry out mass shootings. The report was issued one month before the Newtown shooting in which, according to the coroner and police, the killer used a semi-automatic rifle.

"The mass killing incidents this year at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin and a movie theater in Colorado garnered international attention and focused the efforts of public and private sector security officials on...