UPDATE: The video that we did with John Stossel on Adam Lankford’s false claims about his claim that 31% of mass public shooters have been in the United States. Despite massive international media coverage and repeated requests from the Washington Post, Real Clear Politics, various researchers on both sides of the gun control debate, and others, Lankford has refused to let anyone see his claimed list of mass public shootings nor answered questions about how he was able to obtain a “complete list” of these attacks around the world in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and even 1990s. Lankford won’t even let people know what languages he used to compile his list. Compared to Lankford’s claimed list of 202 mass public shooters outside the United States from 1966 to 2012, we found over 3,081 over less than a third of that period from 1998 to 2012 (we have since updated the data up through 2015).
UPDATE 2: Lankford has finally revealed his list of mass public shootings, but it is clear why he refused to do this for 4.5 years. When he finally released his list of cases as a result of academic research that John Lott and Carl Moody published (here and here), it was clear why he had waited so long. He had over counted cases in the US and missed thousands of cases in the rest of the world. He had almost exclusively limited himself to only those cases where one mass shooter was involved (he did include one case in Russia where two shooters were involved) and he missed many cases where only one shooter was involved. He had also over counted cases in the United States.
The number of views: We are proud to announce that the first video that we have done has gone past 2 million views. As of Friday, July 24, 2020, here are the numbers:
Facebook 5,487,982 million views