@ Maudine.Thanks! Much better to hear real backed up data in
support of your argument.
@ Hamath: Chris B's comment was on profiling Americans who might carry out
a mall attack in America - it was not about the attackers in Nairobi nor was it
about gang shootings.Since Nairobi is in Kenya, it would make sense
that those involved were not white individuals of European descent. And gangs
and drive-by shootings do not take place in malls and are a different type of
profile from events such as the Colorado movie theater shooting, the Newtown
shooting, the guy in Oklahoma who shot his mom and three other members of his
family, and the recently averted mall shooting in Salt Lake City.According to an article in Mother Jones, from 1982 through 2012, there were at
least 62 mass shootings (based on FBI crime classification) in the US.
Forty-four (44) of the perpetrators were white males - the average age was 35,
although one was 11 and some were older - and the majority of the guns were
obtained legally. All the information in the Mother Jones article is source
documented if you want to duplicate the research.If we are going to
profile mass shooters, Chris B. better be prepared to be profiled.
@ MaudineLet's see... all of those who carried out this attack
including the American's involved weren't white guys in the mid 20s to
mid 40s.Navy Yard guy wasn't. If you include all the drive by
shooters in Chicago they mostly aren't. That is mass shooting too, just
with a get away plan. I'm not against your sentiment, which I
believe is that we shouldn't profile. I'm not for it either. I
don't know what to think about profiling. I haven't thought through
it enough, which is why I'm reading about it. But the argument
is too flimsy to let stand as is. We've got to use facts, not potential
facts. If you can document with some source who has counted that all of them
are that way, then fine. Otherwise, your argument fails to move anyone as it is
@ Chris B: In the US, a profile of mass shooters would be white guys in their
mid-20's to mid-40's. How about it? You up to being strip searched
every time you go out in public?
Well we could use facts to profile who is most likely to carry out such an
attack. That would be a good place to start. It's becoming quite clear
that what the liberals wants us to believe, is not so.