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  • America marked Memorial Day weekend with a deluge of mass shootings

    Vice - 06/04/2016

    Although the spate of violence surrounding Memorial Day was tragic, given what we know about American mass shootings trends, it was not entirely unpredictable. As James Alan Fox, an expert on large scale gun violence at Northeastern University, told VICE about a month ago, any occasion that gets more people out on the street increases the chance shooters will find folks they want to shoot, and that bystanders might be injured. Warm weather draws out a fair number of people already; add a holiday known for communal gatherings on a weekend (which already tend to be cluster points for mass shootings), and it stands to reason you dramatically increase the probability of tragedy.

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