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ubiquitous or choice?


Of the last 80 mass shootings in the United States, more than a quarter, including Monday’s shooting in Boulder, Colorado, involved the use of AR-15 rifles.”

SO ROUGHLY 25%+ are ARs, but wait

Among those incidents are some of the deadliest mass shootings in the nation’s history, including the Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead; the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting, which killed 50; and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, which killed 28.

so the difference is that the AR events are more deadly (less frequent) and this is why there is a distinction between choice (a killer buys a gun SPECIFICALLY to kill people in a soft target event), like the Boulder guy not jusing his handgun, same with Parkland, Matten has handguns but buys ARs for Pulse, and unbiquity. So, here are the AR events:

The Boulder shooting this week
The 2019 Jersey City, New Jersey shooting
The Midland-Odessa interstate shooting in Texas in 2019
The 2019 Dayton shooting in Ohio
The Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh in 2018
The Waffle House shooting in Nashville in 2018
The 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
The 2018 Melcroft, Pennsylvania, shooting
The shootings at Rancho Tehama Reserve in California in 2017
The Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting in 2017
The 2017 Las Vegas shooting
The 2017 Plano, Texas, shooting
The 2017 Lincoln County, Mississippi, shootings
The Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016
The 2015 San Bernardino, California, attack
The 2015 Colorado Springs, Colorado, shooting
The 2013 Santa Monica, California, shooting
The 2013 homicides in South Valley, New Mexico
The 2012 Webster, New York, shooting
The Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012

UNLIKE the beach shooting, most of these are no connection between shooter/victim or planned revenge shooting, the goal is the EVENT not a specific target? its not a fight that escalates, its an intentional high profile killing for the event fanatasy?

not sure