Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Mass Murder Doesn't Require Guns

The developing story from China is a reminder that evil people don't need guns to commit mass murder.

What always amazes me is how many people don't realize that the biggest mass murders in America don't involve guns, but arson. Here is a paper that the Journal of Mass Media Ethics published by me some years ago that examines the manner in which the mass media disproportionately cover gun mass murders, while generally ignoring the larger mass murders committed with other weapons.

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