U.S. Gun Prevalence Explains Mass Shooting Surge

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Americans make up 4.4 percent of the global population but own 42 percent of the world’s guns. From 1966 to 2012, 31 percent of the gunmen in mass shootings worldwide were American, said a study by Adam Lankford of the University of Alabama. Only Yemen has a higher rate of mass shootings than the U.S . . .

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