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Re: Remember folks - You can and should form an opinion from facts

Well, the *fact* is I read headlines about mass shootings taking place in the US considerably more often than I do of mass shootings in other countries.

why do you think it is?

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Because in some countries they are so common that they are not news, and no one wants them to be news because it would hurt their national image and cut tourism.

Look at firearms homicide rate by country statistics some time. In the broader context, the US isn't really that bad, though it seems bad to me as I live in an extremely safe city in a safe country,,, which is not really a valid baseline for understanding the range of world wide events.

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