Mass Public Shootings

Mass Public Shooting in Norway: 5 killed, 4 wounded

15 Oct , 2021  

An attack with a bow and arrow in Norway left five people murdered and four wounded. These attacks in other countries get little attention. Norway has 1/61st the population of the United States.

Police first received word of an attack in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at 18:12 local time (16:12 GMT).



New Research in the journal Econ Journal Watch: “Is the United States an Outlier in Public Mass Shootings?”

9 Apr , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and our research director Professor Carl Moody have piece on what we believe has been one of the bigger academic frauds. The paper can be downloaded here.


In 2016 Adam Lankford published a widely propagated article purporting to show that during a 47-year period the United States represented 31 percent of worldwide public mass shooters, and claiming that the outsized U.S.

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Civilian apparently cut short attack at Second Christchurch Mosque, only 7 died at that Mosque versus 41 at other one

15 Mar , 2019  

UPDATE: The original news reports suggested that a Muslim at the Mosque had run home (presumably very nearby) to get his gun to stop the attack. Well, new reports suggest something quite different happened. There are basic inconsistencies between the two reports.

The original reports suggest that the Muslim was able to fire the gun at the attacker, but the other articles suggest that he took the gun from the shooter and didn’t know how to fire it.…

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