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  1. But… read the guy’s write up of his data set and methodology. He cherry-picked cases that fit his own definitions and purpose:


  Suicide presented a tricky variable in the analysis. Roughly half of the remaining rampage shooters ended their own lives. So, I removed all incidents where the shooter killed themselves before police arrived…


He undermines his own point here. The argument that an armed citizenry could have stopped these crimes falls apart: nobody stopped the sprees until the killers killed themselves.

I’m posting this not to be combative, but because we’ve got to start with well-founded arguments if we’re going to have this conversation.

    But… read the guy’s write up of his data set and methodology. He cherry-picked cases that fit his own definitions and purpose:

    Suicide presented a tricky variable in the analysis. Roughly half of the remaining rampage shooters ended their own lives. So, I removed all incidents where the shooter killed themselves before police arrived…

    He undermines his own point here. The argument that an armed citizenry could have stopped these crimes falls apart: nobody stopped the sprees until the killers killed themselves.

    I’m posting this not to be combative, but because we’ve got to start with well-founded arguments if we’re going to have this conversation.