Despite Media Spin USA is NOT 1st in Mass Shootings – We’re 63rd

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Despite Media Spin USA is NOT 1st in Mass Shootings – We’re 63rd

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The USA is not 1st in mass shootings – we’re 63rd! The liberal media lies.

Why cannot liberals tell the truth? We saw it in the Kavanaugh hearings, women coming forward claiming to have been raped only to announce later that they had made it up and “just wanted to help.” It is barely understandable when you see individuals do it. It is totally unacceptable when you see academics do it. Such is the case of Adam Lankford, a professor at Alabama. Simply put it appears he just made up his research to provide a result that made him popular with the left. His study claims the U.S. is the leader in mass shootings.

The fact is based on his criteria the U.S. is 63rd in mass shootings.

Did Adam Lankford sell his integrity for notoriety? Should this fraud still have a job?

Frequency of Mass Public Shootings Chart
Frequency of Mass Public Shootings Chart

Enter John Lott:

John Lott is a Professor of Economics, and author More Guns Less Crime.

He and his group decided to reconduct Mr. Lankford’s study. Looking at the same exact time period and using the same precise definitions as the earlier study. The results were dramatically different and academically sound! The U.S. is not 1st in mass shootings; we’re 63rd!

So how do the two studies differ? The Lankford paper is 13 pages long, with no list of the shootings or event tallies. The Lott study is over 500 pages long, fully documented, and has a complete list of the shootings tallied.

Dear readers, this is why we NEED John Lott and need to support his Crime Prevention Research Center. No one else will question the claims of fraudulent academics. When outlandish claims are made, who’s to challenge them? When academics sell out for political correctness, who will right that wrong?

Many of you want to know how you can help preserve our 2nd Amendment rights? Well here’s a start. Subscribe to Dr. Lott’s site and share what you learn.

Professor Lott produced a video to explain their findings; you might like to see it.

Please visit and donate to the Crime Prevention Research Center.


About Don McDougall

Don McDougall
Don McDougall

Don McDougall is an NRA instructor and member of the Los Padres “Friends of the NRA” committee. If he’s not at the range, you will find him setting the record straight with on gun issues and gun safety on AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.

  • 19 thoughts on “Despite Media Spin USA is NOT 1st in Mass Shootings – We’re 63rd

    1. Will Bill,
      Reload as I am not one that believes in fetus cleansing. Yes, if you just sit around weeping and moaning that others will make decisions for you, you will be 100% correct. Keep it up Bill, or make a pro-active changes such as voting in ones that will enact change!

    2. I would urge everyone who reads this to contact UA Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice asking for an investigation of this Professor for academic fraud and malfeasance. Cite the study in your e-mail.

      1. @m., Yes, the socialist free-lunch-dog would kill those who wish to life and force to live those who wish to die. The common denominator seems to be him forcing someone to do what they do not want to do. The Psyco-socialists are so much smarter than the rest of us that they should make our decisions for us.

    3. This has been a pet peeve of mine for years, with all of the people that have never owned a gun, shot a gun, going to a gun show to get one, really has some real cold facts. 1 most dealers at shows have a tendency to sell a new gun over a used one, great but I would see these people and I would tell them instead of a new gun take somebody that knows guns with them, pick a gun and let them check it out, buy the gun and at that point find a range and get training the safe way to handle the gun plus the proper way to store them, 2 if you like the gun you can keep it, or if you think you would like to move up, you could go back to the dealer and trade it in or just keep the one you have and buy the new gun, most dealers I know will gladly work with you, 3 this one is my real pet peeve, if for any reason you got the training and have shot the gun, PLEASE< PLEASE< DON'T JUST THROW THE GUN IN A DREESER DRAWER, FOR A CHILD TO FIND !!!!!!!!!!!!! Take the gun back to the dealer and explain that you don't want the gun, you have no interest in having it and for safety reasons about children, most dealers would do a buy back on those grounds !!!!!THIS IS NUFF SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4. The school, college, or university should be looking into firing this so called professor. An educator who would publish such false, made up statistics is in violation of their duty as an educator. This is a disgrace not only to the school, but to the students under his charge. Where’s their board of governors?
      Fire the bastard.

      1. I have written t the University of Alabama asking that an investigation of this professor be initiated for academic misconduct. I recommend that each of you do the same. Please be sure to mention the study he authored as being the vehicle of his dishonest work.
        Look up the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

    5. Honduras is #1 on the list with 91.6 killings per 100,000 citizens per year. The U.S.A. is at #110 with 4.2 killings per 100,000 citizens per year. SWITZERLAND, has NO MURDER OCCURRENCE. The law requires that EVERYONE 1 Owns a gun. 2 Maintains Marksman qualifications regularly. Tell the anti-gun people to STUFF-IT where the sun doesn’t shine.

    6. What we need to address are suicides and accidental shootings. Education in handling firearms, proper storage, safety and prevention of accidental discharge is a must for all gun owners! The NRA has excellent resources. Having a loaded gun nestled in the folds of your couch is not a good idea.

        1. @JohnL, A certain free lunch dog says that “What we need to address are suicides and accidental shootings…” Who is we? “We” certainly does not include me. If someone wants to leave the earth, only a busy body would feel the need to interfere.
          As to accidents, the family of responsible gun owner addresses that already by and through gun safety education that takes all manner of forms. The family of responsible gun owners address accidents in a proactive approach. If a gun grabbing, socialist, libtard that claimed to be a gun owner really was a gun owner, then he would know that.

          1. Bad and ignorant attitudes like your’s Will Bill is a primary reason we have 30,000+ deaths per year related to the end of a barrel! No telling the count of injuries. Get off your low pony.

            1. The fact that you state the old conflated number of 30,000+ (33,000 is what’s actually been used) to call for “something” to be done, identifies you beyond your words. That number includes police shootings, defensive citizens shootings, accidental shootings, suicides, gang violence, and yes, criminal misuse of guns. Are we to be harassed for all of them? Are we to offer opinions to solve that many as a whole?
              Leave the splashy misleading numbers to the ignorant, conniving liberal media. We, as gun owners, should refrain from repeating them and instead cite the real numbers for the “problem” to be addressed, then offer our opinion of solutions or next steps. Diving into name calling, between people with like ideologies, is also a liberal MO and has no place in reasonable discourse among adults. Adults who are concerned about many of the same things i.e. criminal misuse of guns, or suicides or accidental/negligent discharges. Just sayin’.

          2. @ Wild Bill Wouldn’t you want to be next door neighbor to the free lunch dog? He would be the next statistic because he deserves it. What a crock of doo doo he spreads and he thinks people are stupid enough to believe what he is saying, oh yea, that makes him the stupid one in the room.

            1. @Tcat, My nearest next door neighbor is a mile away, and that would be too close. His type can only survive in a city. He is an anti-Second Amendment propagandist with a different presentation style, but a gun grabber none-the-less.
              Those that advocate disarmament have a socialist agenda in mind.

      1. Safe handling of firearms should be learned by everyone not only gun owners. This would greatly reduce firearm accidents. As for suicides, that is an entirely different issue. We should not be infringed because of the suicidal and criminal acts of others. The purpose of Don’s story is to point to the abuse of our first amendment by many in the news media. Our country is not enjoying a unbias free press. The main mass news agencies are seemingly being directed by the same source. There nothing wrong with their making a profit, but it should not be the sole purpose. People can not develop sound decisions based on incomplete and selective information.

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