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  • Who commits mass shootings?

    CNN - 06/27/2015

    Much more than race, gender appears to have a direct correlation on whether or not someone becomes a killer.

    “Murder is a man’s crime,” said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University.

    Fox, who disagrees with the criteria Mother Jones used to report on mass shootings, offered various explanations: Men are often more likely to own a gun, to be trained and comfortable around firearms. They often have poorer support systems, and are less likely than women to share their feelings.

    Men are responsible for some 90% of all murders. In fact, the only two women included in the Mother Jones study were Jennifer San Marco and Cherie Lash Rhoades.

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