The United States accounts for less than five percent of the world’s population, but 31% of mass shootings between 1966 and 2012 have taken place in America. Although President Obama called for more gun restrictions after the recent shooting in San Bernardino, it can be difficult to keep the real threat of such attacks in perspective. Nowhere else in the world, except in war zones, is there a pattern of mass shootings that we see in the U.S.
- Randolph Roth, Professor of History and Sociology and Co-Director of the Historical Violence Database, Ohio State University
- Adam Lankford, Criminal Justice Professor, The University of Alabama
This show originally aired on December 9, 2015 at 10 a.m.