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Quarter of all mass attackers fueled by hate, conspiracies

US Secret Service agents sobered up enough to produce the 2023 National Threat Assessment Center’s report on mass attacks in public places, its report that is careful to not concentrate just on the extreme amount of mass shootings to placate the NRA and its minions in Congress.  Excerpts:

  • “The study examines 173 mass attacks—in which three or more people, not including the attacker(s), were harmed—carried out by 180 attackers in public or semi-public locations between January 2016 and December 2020. In total, 513 people were killed and an additional 1,234 people were injured during these attacks.”
  • “Nearly three-quarters of the attacks (n = 126, 73%) involved the use of one or more firearms, including rifles, handguns, and shotguns. Most attacks involving firearms were fatal (n = 105), while fewer than half of the non-firearm attacks were fatal. Other types of weapons used included bladed weapons (n = 28, 16%), vehicles (n = 18, 10%), blunt objects (n = 6, 3%), explosives (n = 3, 2%), and incendiaries or arson (n = 3, 2%). The other weapons included attackers assaulting victims using their fists or other manual means in combination with other weapons. Fourteen attacks involved more than one type of weapon, such as attacks with a vehicle and firearm or a bladed weapon and firearm.”

  • Of the 126 gun attacks, handguns were used 74% of the time and long guns 32%.  In sixteen incidents, shooters used both.
  • One-quarter of attackers were influenced by conspiracy theories or hate-focused content.
  • 105 attackers had documented mental health issues.  Half were experiencing a mental health crisis at the time they undertook their attack.
  • In three-quarters of cases, people close to the attacker (such as family, friends, coworkers, etc.) noticed “concerning behaviors and communications” but did not act.
  • “Nearly half of the attackers were found to have had a history of domestic violence, misogynistic behaviors, or both. Though not all who possess misogynistic views are violent, viewpoints that describe women as the enemy or call for violence against women remain a cause for concern.”
  • “In just over half of the attacks (n = 92, 53%), the attacker(s) had no known affiliation with the location(s) where the attack took place. Some appeared to open fire in random locations, while others selected their target location(s) for what it represented or offered. In the remaining 81 cases, the perpetrator had a known affiliation with the site of the attack. Most often, this affiliation was that of a current or former employee (n = 22, 13%) or as a customer or client (n = 16, 9%).”
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