Yes indeed. Number of people killed by guns in mass shootings in Germany from January 2020 to January 2023: 19
Number of people killed by guns in mass murders in the US from January 2020 to January 2023: 1884
Not as bad as it looks, of course- America has 4 times the population, so the U.S. number proportionately should have been all the way up to, uh, 76.
Say, ya think those strict gun laws might account for part of the difference?
Well, you know…we need more specific data to more accurately compare the two. For example, two details that should be addressed and compared would be the ethnicity of the shooters and their economic level within society. These two aspects are a huge influence which affect the number of shootings in the US. It would be very valuable as well as interesting to see if there is a correlation.
Circumstances regarding the shootings would also be an important thing to compare.
Simply comparing the populations of the countries vs number of shootings doesn’t tell the entire story.
Simply that I don’t think it’s valid to simply compare overall populations of two countries and the percentages of mass shootings or shootings in general. What is the definition of a mass shooting anyway? So many variables to consider.
So, the comparison that @MikeN1 used is just too simple without any context. I love stats more than the average dude, but I also like to know how the stats were derived and whether or not what is being presented is just a way to slant a discussion in a certain political direction.
For example. Germany has gun control and the US doesn’t. Germany has way less mass shootings than the US therefore gun control works and the US needs to implement gun control immediately.
Even if President Biden declare that ALL guns are now illegal and must be handed in to the ATF for destruction (which would be very unlikely), it is still unrealistic to reduce the level of gun ownership by much, and mass shootings and gang shootings will continue to happen as normal.
There isn’t an easy solution for spree shootings, which is probably what frustrates the community, as there are often no one to punish… often the shooter will kill themselves before they can be punished.