Avoidable Tragedy – 294th “mass shooting” in the US this year

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BBC Gun Report … PLUS the Oregon Shootings

Roseburg, Oregon shootings: How common are such attacks?

Check out this report from Rajini Vaidyanathan of the BBC, and watch the video by clicking here or on the image above.

The killing of nine people in an Oregon college is the 294th “mass shooting” in the US this year, according to one definition of such tragedies.

The 26-year-old gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg on Thursday morning and was killed in a police shootout.

But how often do such attacks take place?

BBC Washington correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan has been finding out.

My comments:

Gun or Egg? Which is more dangerous in the US of A – a gun or a chocolate egg?

American legislators trust their citizens to carry guns, but don’t believe that they are smart enough to avoid choking on a plastic toy found inside a chocolate egg that sells so well…

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