CDZ How are deaths by terrorism different than deaths by mass shootings?

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    "Bigotry" towards islam is an oxymoron.
     
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    world wide? how do you calculate these figures?
     
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    Ok first off, the US statistics are cut short at 2012, (as if we somehow can't find that data) vs the British data cut off at 2015...its 2017 in the Information Age with the beautiful thing called the internet...the author of your article couldn't pull up the stats in the remaining years...or is cherry picking their data. Also what kind of ratio is the author setting up? Comparing US mass shootings to U.K. Terrorist attacks. How about comparing US terrorist attacks to U.K. terrorist attacks? That's quite the odd, and non congruent comparison to make.

    And then if your comparing choking on food, (which is actually pretty common, especially among the elderly with swallowing problems) to terrorism...I mean one thing kind of just happened by mistake, the other happens because you're in the wrong place wrong time, and some random guy kills you in the name of allah. Yea I'm more afraid of the second scenario...as probably most here are. I don't think I'd like to die because someone decided to take my life on purpose, and I just happened to be trying to enjoy myself at an Ariana grande concert, or listening to a heavy metal band, or riding the bus, buying ice cream, etc.
     
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    You have far more chance of dying in an auto accident on your way to work or to the mall than you do in a terrorist attack, whether you live in Europe or the US. That is the correct perspective no matter what.
     
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    Yea that makes sense, (Capitan obvious) because they are the 4th leading cause of deaths...still doesn't change the fact that those are accidents, vs someone killing you on purpose for no reason other than proximity when they decide to kill. Again accidents sadly happen all the time, but it's not on purpose, vs terrorism which is done on purpose, over no fault of your own

    And if that's your standards, then I assume guns are not a problem for you? Since they don't even make the top 10 of deaths in the US?
     
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    I don't think any of this post responds to the original post. Could you please explain to me how it does?
     
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    Mass shooting probably isn't planned or has any intense reason.
    Terrorist work together and have a broad long term plan.
     
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    ***"That is THE CORRECT PERSPECTIVE ..... as opposed to what and applicable to what?
    The elaboration of laws? Homeland security? The prosecution of crime?
     
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    what agenda?
     
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    Which also leads to the inherent problem with defending from mass shootings. It is near impossible to protect a population from random acts.
     

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