By con­trast, according to James Alan Fox, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist, between 1980 and 2010 there were, on average, 20 mass mur­ders a year (defined by the FBI as four or more killings in the same inci­dent) with an average annual death toll of about 100. That’s a mere 0.01% of the average homi­cide total.

If we want to save lives by pre­venting gun deaths, the larger problem of indi­vidual homi­cides, sui­cides and acci­dents is the place to begin, not events such as Sandy Hook.

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